Since his debut solo album Mesantropia released in 2006, Consor has musically been very discrete. We rarely have the chance to see him on stage under the name of Consor, although the Swiss electronic producer is active in a few others rock bands. Back in 2011 after five long years, he returns with this new digital EP followed by Tumult his magnificent second full-length scheduled for the end of May.
The eight-song The Windtalker EP contains two remixes, comes with four bonus tracks taken from the Winter Session EP - a self-demo originally released only in CD-R format in 2004, and one of Consor's previously unreleased cut.
The track "The Windtaker" begins quietly with gentle synth pads, deep guitar melodies, and destructured field recording unfolding a soft and peaceful ambient masterpiece. Los Angeles Non Project's new talent, Asura reshapes it by adding on watery vocals and massive drumbeats, giving a more pop-like version while labelmate Joe Galen turns it into a melancholic dancefloor cut.
In addition, in tracks from the Winter Session EP Consor returns to his very first style of production, more lo-fi, complex and rough, keeping his own electronic charm and particular shoegaze touch, including frenetic rhythms, string and drones, hypnotic synth, whirring bass, guitar and beats. The outro "Octolombric" uses left and right pan effects, destabilizing rhythms, a lot of reverb, building up an unique sense of space and an endless beauty.