18 Feb 13
Time Was marks a few firsts for Asa Osborne’s Zomes project – it’s the first time he’s been joined by a vocalist (known only as Hanna) and the first time his project has seen the light of a real life studio, with previous efforts being recorded onto a cassette deck rather than the luxury of a mixing desk. As it turns out, both of these are excellent things, because Zomes has transformed from the (already lovely) melodic drones of a man working with as little equipment as possible into something much bigger, something ethereal and something altogether more astonishing. Time Was is not only a great record, but also a great surprise. Own it.
Time Was is due to arrive via Thrill Jockey on the 15th of April.