Tarentel - From Bone to Satellite (2001)
I am not a seasoned Tarentel fan. At times, though peaceful and calming, I find myself bored with some of their ambient pieces. Definitely a time and a place for them, and I have those times and places in my life. But such is not the case for From Bone to Satellite.
This album is peaceful and calming, but it has a ringing tone and a beautiful groove that makes itself known to those with the patience to allow these five slow-burners to unfold before them. The cover art evokes a good image of what is to behold. A void, vast empty space, slowly being filled with twinkling lights, observed from long distances.
It could be earth, as viewed from above, or it could be the stars as viewed from below. Such is the dualistic nature of these songs, to be so slow, so long, and so vast, yet so full and so forceful as to remain deeply embedded in your brain for months to come.
Tarentel are from San Francisco and have recently released Ghetto Beats from the Surface of the Sun. It is a four part limited vinyl release on Temporary Residence limited, home of Explosions in the Sky, Grails and Mono. (Links on the sidebar)