Platform’s Matt Atkins further reduces his sound in this latest release, Categories of Dust. Intrinsically a field recording, this piece takes sounds recorded with an ultra sensitive studio microphone, sourced from within and around the artist’s home. Atkins homes in on sonic particulates, visceral clicks and reverberations, disembodied spectral voices and luminous sine waves, engendering an active fabric that is at once hallucinatory and transcendent. Clocking in at some 21 minutes, the piece shifts parameters, undulating between the intense and the expansive, echoing some of the sentiments of Bachelard’s “The Poetics of Space”, and utilising that most personal and private of spaces..the home.. as both instrument and studio. At times there is a generous use of reverb that acts to smear the sounds, creating washy swirls of activity, approaching near-ambience, only to be brought back into sharp focus once again by the slow introduction of domesticity. A worthy recording for a burgeoning new artist whose work is getting stronger with every release. Recommended. BGN.