The sophomore offering by Moscow illusionist Ilya Ryazantcev aka Iguana Moonlight centers on a lost shaman's soul transmuted into a mythical jaguar lurking in the Amazonian unknown. As with his 2017 desert island debut, Wild Palms, the music acts as both score and summoning, remote dreaming a gradient of sights, sounds, and smells via synthesizers and field recordings.
The six songs of JAGUAR waver at the threshold of fantasy and hallucination, saturated and surreal, awash in colors not found in nature. It's a virtual reality jungle of smeared neon, steel drums, and deep bass, hyperreal fauna floating in fluorescent mist. Purist portal music at its most potent, born of and for black mirror séances past and present.
released February 19, 2021
Recorded and mixed by Ilya Ryazantcev.
Design by Britt Brown.
Another winning release of lo-fi tropical ambiance from this Floridian legend who has been making this charming music for about a decade now. A very unique sound, with wonderful field recordings featured in tandem with some new age-y synths. Nice! ~ DJ Megasoup (Selaroda) ~