"Aporia" is a new age album by Sufjan Stevens and his stepfather, musical companion and Asthmatic Kitty Records co-founder, Lowell Brams
In the spirit of New Age composers, "Aporia" approaches a rich soundtrack from an imaginary sci-fi epic, overflowing with whimsical, hooky, razor-thin synthesizer soundscapes. The album may recall the descendants of a marriage between John Carpenter, Wendy Carlos and Mike Oldfield, but it stands out from these points of reference and creates a meditative universe all its own
"Aporia" is not a mere curiosity in Sufjan Stevens' catalogue - but a fully realized, collaborative piece of music and a catchy and inspired album. Stevens and Brams recorded "Aporia" during Brams' visits to Stevens' home in New York over the past few years with the help of a number of longtime Asthmatic Kitty employees, including Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), D.M. Stith, Nick Berry (Dots Will Echo), John Ringhofer (Half-Handed Cloud) drummer and longtime collaborator James McAlister, keyboardist and trombonist Steve Moore (Sunn O)), guitarist Yuuki Matthews (The Shins) and vocalist Cat Martino.