emerging three decades since the last lp, ‘all things being equal’ is chock full of joyous stomping tracks that motor along, hopped up on glee, shrouded in eerie electronics, and destined for cloud nine.
it’s a meditative, mathematical record concerned with the interconnectedness of memory, space, consumerism, consciousness—everything. through regenerative stories told backwards and forwards, peter kember (spectrum, spacemen 3) explores dichotomies zen and fearsome, reverential of his analog toolkit and protective of the plants and trees that support our lives. what emerges from these considerations on technology and humanity is a honed collection both philosophical and grooving, spacious even as it fills to its brim. it’s distinctly kember—more than that, it’s distinctly sonic boom. “this is where sonic is now, more at peace with himself and wishing well for a new day after the storm. it ends on an electronic thunderclap. welcome back sonic.” - echoes & dust