Charlatan - The Glass Borders
Charlatan is Brad Rose's first album on the Moon Glyph imprint. Having recorded under a variety of other aliases, kept a music site up and running (with a few deserved pauses) since 2003, and co-ran music label called Digitalis since 2007, it's amazing he has time to create such a stellar release. The first piece, "All Your Gifts Are Weightless" is an EP length journey unto itself. Synth arpeggios dapple field recordings in "Saturnine" while soft, introspective ambience floods elsewhere. The release notes credit the recordings having taken place in the Jeweled Garden and, given the sound, feels most appropriate.