Earlier this year, the former Emeralds guitarist Mark McGuire released Along The Way, a dizzily gorgeous mostly-instrumental album. He’s just announced plans to follow it up with Noctilucence, a new five-song EP named after the phenomenon of clouds glowing at night. The EP’s title track is also its centerpiece, a 12-minute instrumental that glimmers and flutters quietly before building up to a raging storm. Parts of “Noctilucence” sound like minimal techno, and parts of it sound like the score to an absolutely amazing ’80s-movie bank-robbery montage. It’s a deeply impressive piece of music, and you can hear it and check out the EP’s tracklist below.
01 “Freedom Of Spirit”
02 “Earth Grid (Activation)”
04 “Entity (Presence)”
05 “Astral Projection”
Noctilucence is out 11/11 on Dead Oceans.