Ki Oni - A Single Heron Takes Flight

  • Iridescent ambient that sounds like sunlight sparkling on a body of water.
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  • Inspired by previous summers as a lifeguard, Chuck Soo-Hoo (AKA Ki Oni) sought to make music that imitates the movement of indoor swimming pools. His latest LP, Stay Indoors and Swim, does exactly that, with airy synths and cascading loops creating a languorous mood. On "A Single Heron Takes Flight," Soo-Hoo doesn't waste time building up a rhythm. Rather, he dives straight into the deep end by unleashing waves of airy soundscapes that almost feel improvisational with their flowy keyboard notes and rippling peals. Cocooning listeners into a gentle state, this record is sure to untangle your thought knots.