'Nulls' is the debut album from George McVicar. Following a visit to Japan, the album was written in a labour-intensive two week period. Japan’s dense bamboo forests lay a naturalistic setting for both the album’s artwork and the woodland field recordings contained within. But despite it’s organic surroundings, Nulls is home to some wild synthetic flourishes. Murmuring drones, algorithmic glitches and grainy static are all found amidst the trees. The piece that lies at its heart stretches over fifteen minutes in length, split into two almost contradictory halves. ‘Null I’ is a bustling torrent of cacophonous hums and clattering percussion; ‘Null II’ resolves the racket with a single sepia-toned piano refrain. The production of the album owes itself to the mastering of Martin Thompson, head of neo-minimalist label, SM-LL. This pairing is no coincidence, as there are clear nods of influence on ‘Pollen’: an abstract and dizzying experiment in repetition. Recommended for transport listening.