Created while he was working as a photographer and surveyor in Alberta, Canada, ‘Without Retrospect, the Morning’ is one of the most glacial records Will Long has ever recorded, and given his catalogue that’s really saying something. Quiet to the point of near-silence, the music was pieced together with tape loops, synthesizer and piano and informed by the long, icy Canadian winter. The result is a collection of cold, mournful drones that drag you in and almost trick you into a false sense of security. In a way the music is a wooly counterpart to Thomas Koner’s dark atonal early trilogy of albums, and while both artists have taken similar subject matter they have ended on radically different conclusions.