Xeno & Oaklander

Movements II

Movements II by Xeno & Oaklander is Part 2 of the ambient electronic piece Movements, which was released on Ghostly International last year. Movements II is released as a cassette available for sale exclusively at concerts on Xeno & Oaklander’s Spring European Tour, 2017. It will be released digitally after the tour by Ghostly International.

The cassette is inspired by the idea of a cure for poison, or an antidote, which is what Theriac means.

Movements II opens with ‘Theriac I’ – an orchestral and dark synth track that brings an introduction to the cinematic world that is Movements II.  It is followed by ‘Theriac II’ which shimmers like rays of sun through trees after a dark night.  ‘Theriac III’ is an anthemic, wavy dance track reminiscent of the duo’s most recent album Topiary.

The title track Movements II concludes this release in four ambient segments that mix field recordings captured during the making of Topiary with lush orchestral synth textures. It is off to an epic start with washes of strings and horns. It is then followed by quiet swells and echoing rumble in the distance. The swells intensify into creeping organ chords which lead into a final driving, dark dance track.

About Xeno & Oaklander

Xeno and Oaklander are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo, and they are based in Brooklyn, NY. They began writing music and soundtracks in 2004. Liz Wendelbo is French / Norwegian and Sean McBride...check out Xeno & Oaklander's page and other releases

  • Ghostly International
  • GI-297
  • formats:
  • Cassette/Digital
  • release date:
  • May 12, 2017
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1Theriac I
2Theriac II
3Theriac III
4Movements II A
5Movements II B
6Movements II C
7Movements II D
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