BioRichard Youngs' impressive body of work continues to mount. It resembles, unwittingly for sure, a slow zig-zag march towards some Hegelian musical ideal in the distant horizon. Youngs, the leading wizard of droney and minimal psychedelic folk, goes beyond merely residing in what is the essential ecology of Richard Youngs--the spiritual nexus between the oft disparate realms of traditional folk and the avant-garde; he now embodies this ecology. Acoustic instruments coexist perfectly with electric ones, while neither class of instrumentation is ever trumped by the other contraptions on the record, namely ring modulation, the square wave or the theremin. Perfect balance is almost achieved. There is harmony, true emotional resonance. English born and bred, but residing in Glasgow, Scotland (where Airs of the Ear was recorded), Richard Youngs has remained busy. In addition to his recent Jagjaguwar offerings, Youngs has remained a very active collaborator. He has released wonderful albums with Makoto Kawabata (of Acid Mothers Temple fame), Simon Wickham-Smith, Neil Campbell, as well as with Sunroof! & Vibracathedral Orchestra. He is also featured on the latest Damon & Naomi live album, Song to the Siren, on the bonus DVD where his live performance in Glasgow, Scotland is documented.