"Chandler uses keyboards and woodwind to full nostalgic effect, every tone hinting at some keenly felt absence... There is also a lovely sense of drama in the way the tracks have been sequenced, each one contrasting with or extending the mood of what came before."
"a collection of sonic Polaroids with soothing powers, so entirely and genuinely personal it ends up speaking to (and of) universal feelings. Musically, the album offers plenty of wide-eyed library-imbued warmth and hauntological escapism... A quiet triumph."
"sits somewhere between the rural kosmische of Cluster and the electro nostalgia of Boards Of Canada. Yet while much of this music has a sun-dappled, magic hour feel to it, it's grounded by a hint of melancholy"
The music of Pneumatic Tubes is a free spirited, kosmiche reverie. Beautiful instrumentals crafted from the sound of woodwinds, vintage keyboards, and low key percussion. Clear as mountain air, with a depth of emotion and a yearning sense of nostalgia.
Originally hailing from Woodstock, New York and now living in Denton, Texas, Jesse Chandler is the keyboard and woodwinds player for the bands Midlake and Mercury Rev. His particular warmth as a composer and improviser is informed by a childhood ensconced in the mystical Catskill mountains, where he absorbed the area’s rich musical history.
A Letter From TreeTops
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