(Mystery Sea)

Existing only in the time span of a long breath, this music by Paul Bradley comes from nowhere and unveils itself to an astonished auditory, finally directed to the fringes of environmental modification. Its power of vibration is revealed by certain frequencies used by Paul, drones so impressively forceful that your speakers risk being saturated by their dominion. By now one the leading forces of static music in recent years, Bradley works with a methodology that’s logical yet absolutely natural, its effects on the psyche sometimes captivating, more often blood-icing in their embodiment of a remorseless compulsion towards the darkest corners of mind suspension. Resulting both deeply emotional and infectiously hypnotizing, “Sophia drifts” is a fine specimen of Paul Bradley’s capabilities and one of the best Mystery Sea releases.