Minimum Resistance (Azure Vista Records)
Danish guitarist Jonas Munk does striking and beautiful things with the electric guitar using pedals, reverb and delay, mining a vein of post-rock ambient comparable to artists like Belgium’s Stratosphere and America’s Jeff Pearce. Minimum Resistance is probably his most weightless effort to date, in that it contains no pulses and rhythms as some of his previous albums have. Its ten impressionist pieces like “Water from The Rain” and “Yesterday’s Sky” are all shimmering cloud-like forms and slow ripples across a cosmic sea, ghostly melodies and sighing chord changes. Highly recommended for fans of the above-mentioned artists as well as those who dig the most tonal examples of Steve Roach’s beatless landscapes.