Subminimal is Icelander electronic musician Tjorvi Oskarsson, and Intemperie is his latest solo release. While Oskarsson made his name in drum and bass, Intemperie sees him moving in a more ambient, atmospheric direction, a collection of five long, quiet passages that are more about setting a mood than your putting your feet in motion. The songs take us to peaks of sorts, but there are no dramatic bass drops here, instead a gradual dropping off as each song eventually fades out. There’s a cinematic quality to the pieces, something perfect for documentary films featuring long, slow, beautiful shots in high definition, the kind usually reserved for nature and space-related themes.
Intemperie is available digitally and via cassette (limited to 50 copies) on Subminimal’s Bandcamp page HERE.