Canadian-born and US based electronic music legend K. Leimer has come through with a brand new album titled Irrational Overcast. Having spent the 70s and 80s experimenting with electronic, ambient and eclectic sounds, he has always been one to push the boundaries of music. With this new album, K. Leimer sounds focused, bringing a gorgeous array of keys and synths and creating a moody, incredibly poignant body of work that shows us why he’s one of the greats.
With scattered drum patterns and synth notes and a heavy atmospheric sound, the first track “Uncertain Instruction” sets the tone for this album. It’s a sombre, reflective piece of work that puts me in a trance. I’m completely transformed by the smooth, gentle touch of the keys and synths throughout, and is accompanied by subtle drumming that brings some dynamic energy to the record. “Corrosive Ardor” and “Weather On The Fen” are just beautiful, moody pieces of music, with gorgeous synth leads and what sounds like string sections delicately embracing the sound throughout. “Along The Soluble Shore” and “Severity Limit” continue the moody, reflective tone with subtle synths and basslines that add an aura to the music. “Song For The State” finishes the album off with a similar moody, ethereal and spiritual tone, beautifully ending the album off. Even from the album cover you sense mysticism, with the fog and clear reflection.
Irrational Overcast is a beautiful body of work from one of the most influential and important artists from his time. Listen to K. Leimer’s new album below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via First Terrace Records.