Barrie, Ontario’s Tim Beattie creates compositions that cross a wide tonal spectrum on “Field of Light.” Finger-picked acoustic guitar passages flutter and weave around as colourful electronics fill out the spaces in between. Structurally, the layers of classical guitar, keyboard and manipulated field recordings build toward a middle climax that dissolves into glistening reflections and glitchy sonic echoes. The second half picks up the pieces again, leaving us with a sunset’s golden rays and mellow warmth.

Tim Beattie’s of spectra comes out December 8 on Epoch Tapes.

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