Writes Fionn Kelleher
Inheritance is the latest release from Arvo Party, pseudonym of Belfast’s Herb Magee. Magee’s published a multitude of EPs and LPs over the years, and Inheritance is undoubtedly his best work yet. ‘ABCD’ opens the experience, transporting the listener to a vast jungle of reverberated vocals and layered pads into the calmer ‘AIRD’. Inheritance features a recurring signature with complex drum programming and melodic marimbas, evident in tracks such as ‘Broadcast Architecture’, contrasting the more ambient notes elsewhere. Inheritance has one of the most enjoyable flows of Magee’s albums and is worth listening through at least once if you’re into experimental electronica.