Most Beautiful Blue
'The careful choreography of retreat and remotion is what Patrick Benolkin is about. So you won't be surprised when walls within and without come down, dissolved by the drift inside The Most Beautiful Blue. The spectral soundfields of grey dimly charted by (free netlabel) debut Warm Warning's doleful drones and wan washes are opened up into miles-deep inner-zones, as under Infraction's curation true textural colours come through. Of the label's fellow-drifters, Eluder's discreet field work and timbral questing place him closest to the "grex" methodologies of Adam Pacione, or perhaps a more abstract carpenter in an annexe to the sawdust and smoke-rooms frequented by Milieu. But Eluder music is characterised not by the sound of the bucolic or sylvan, or even the underground, but rather the submarine. The will-to-escape finds an effective scenographer in Eluder, who offers here a sonic solution in which thoughts, mirroring the music's mood movements, may dissolve, float free, and finally submerge, without fear of being taken down.' - alan lockett.