John Beltran has been an experienced player of the albums game for more than 20 years now, and in ‘Everything At Once’ he delivers another lesson in how to stitch individual components together for a colourful and detailed patchwork of sounds. His style here remains an ambient one, but uses more prominent beats than the previous Espais long player, and takes the chance to experiment with greater freedom. The title track has a calm poise to go with its steady beat, while ‘Faux’ has much more of a broken beat approach, and ‘S i n e M’ a nice, intricate flow. The multi-layered Mother is really good, developing a kind of soothing musical code, while the soft brushstrokes of ‘Hurry Home’ are extremely calming. Another winner from the Michigan maestro.
4 out of 5