The 'Obsidian Falls' EP from Seattle's Josef Gaard sits at a very fascinating but incredibly complimentary space between traditional techno tendencies and freeform ambient composition and experimentation. Each track seamlessly references each other providing a straightforward sense of cohesion while maintaining a constant and aggressively progressive motion. The EP will guide and gently coerce the listener into experiencing a somewhat altered perspective on sonic and musical expression. Without much notice the listener will effortlessly travel from point "A" to point "C" without realizing they've ever touched on point "B".
As was the case with Blankstairs alum, Archivist, Josef Gaard has played an integral role in the development of the foggy and seemingly bleak techno leaning sounds coming out of Seattle and the surrounding Pacific Northwest as of late. As a curator and active resident for the Secondnature crew Gaard has shared bills with Abdulla Rashim, Silent Servant, Israel Vines, Heatsick, and Mick Finesse among many others. The 'Obsidian Falls' EP is his debut 12" release and a rather successful statement on adventurous music targeted for the mind and the body.