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— Tristan Whitehill

Over the time during the pandemic, one of the satisfactions was viewing artists practices on social media as a hopefully temporary replacement for live music. One artist who I was infatuated with was Colin Fisher and their unrelenting musical drive. Their multi-instrumentalist abilities evoked notes of Allan Holdsworth, Sonny Sharrock, and Milford Graves with some touches of eastern disciplines as they posted almost daily their solo performances. These sessions often produced winding improvisations that include complicated scalar patterns and flowing timing sensibilities. When Halocline Trance announced Colin's new LP Reflections of the Invisible World, I dove right in and was delighted in what I experienced.

A common under-current one could sense in the brewing "ambient" music scene has been foraged by the work of Jon Hassell and his distinctive usage of digital harmonization on trumpets and synthesizers alike. Colin like many others has likely heard Jon's back catalogue but the backbone of the music rests less on Jon's obsession with eastern music traditions and more on this genre-less sprawling guitar music that in many ways feels like a form of folk music, a culture passed between generations. This is to say the nuances of Colin's playing are guitar adjacent in their origin with finger style harped arpeggios through crystalized echos, but not rooted in any tradition other than Colin Fisher's mind.

Cuts like "Double Image" evoke Nueromancer-esque bar scenes, cold green glows from growing vats over run with invasive fern species. Saxophone cries out from the dirty stage as viewers slump in their off white cubicles. For fans of the sensual and textural, Reflections of the Invisible World could be a candidate for album of the year if that matters anymore, just wait till the bright chime of "Coalescence" hits your room and you are whisked away.