"...the stunning field recordings, glittering electronics and pealing guitars of ‘Moementks’, the brilliant Tortoise-esque rhythmic signatures of ‘Tropes’ and the wondrous pop of ‘Clamshell’ make for truly affecting moments....
Oscillating between wistful intuition and clinical experimentalism, ii have crafted an absorbing debut in Landlakes. It’s the stuff of subtly opposing undercurrents, of gentle push and pull".
The Big Issue, March 2008
"Landlakes is a delicate collection of instrumentals that touch on everything from post-rock to drone to glitchtronica, all tied together by a sense of exploratory curiosity and an apparent desire to test the boundaries of their own musical language...
Landlakes is a stunning debut in more ways than one, and should cruise into any and all ‘best of’ lists for 2008".
Mess + Noise, Adam D Mills, March 2008
I love the way that this album is purposeful without being obvious, standing back to let particular atmospheres unfurl, as on ‘memory lust’, a track that forms a perfect sonic analogy for the elasticity of time. Tones stutter and rise, then stretch back. It’s like the surface of an old photograph: sun spots, bleached out details, that plastic coating keeping the paper together. Cyan, fading to the colour of an autumn morning.
"Yes, this type of processed, melodic improv has been done before, but rarely so well, with such acute sense of space and timing. All the best influences are traced through it; hints of Fennesz, múm, Seaworthy, Boards Of Canada. But Melbourne pair Jon Tjhia and Alex Nosek hold their own. Landlakes is one one of the best records I’ve heard in quite some time".
Cyclic Defrost, Emmy Hennings, March 2008
released January 2, 2008
ii - landlakes - fm46 (feral media)
thank you * danny/caroline/feral media; adrian ockerby; andrea jolley; anna tucker; cameron webb; katy stevens; kylie quirk; suzie hoban; the nosek family; the tjhia family
recording and mixing * ii * mastering * lachlan carrick (moose mastering) * artwork * royce ng