Nach EPs für Underwater Peoples und Phonica hier seine erste LP, die seine Liebe zu Field Recordings mit deepen Ambient Soundscapes verknüpft. Auf Meda Fury, dem R&S Sublabel. Meda Fury present Shapes In Formation by Sad City due for release on the 29th July 2016. Meda Fury and Emotional Response join to present Sad City's long waited debut LP. After critically acclaimed EPs for Underwater Peoples and Phonica this stunning LP has been in gestation for years but arrives with perfect alacrity. Northern Irish born, Glasgow based musician Gary Caruth been steadily building a successful ouvere of releases from his 2011 debut Gestures EP to appearing on Emotional Response's "Schleißen" series last Spring. Coming together across 10 tracks 'Shapes In Formation' mixes his love of field recording with deep ambient soundscapes. The melancholic sonics bely patterned tones that transport to that place where music and the silent reality of the world merges. Beyond his recent ambient explorations, side opener Rain points to something beyond, a swirling meld of vocal loops and rhythmic pulses that promise anew. More follows in Pace (Movements I to IV) and People + Plants, taking the sonic exploration onwards. We arrive halfway in this journey with the rolling jazz of Steady Jam. A delicate balance of restrained drum fills, hissing hats and gospel vocal bliss to create a tapestry that harks to Parrish's Sound Signature as much to Cluster and Eno. Finally, the cityscape of Smoke, the dream-interlude of Water and a truly elegiacal closer in Again, the album's story is shaped as a truly unique form(ation).