Mixing a flurry of notes that seemingly drop from the neck of Aaron Snow's guitar like heavy beads of sweet liquid with the swirling echoes of his wife Adrienne's keyboards, "Forest Ocean Sound", the first track from "Fade In Fade Out" nods at Windy and Carl until an elongated drone emerges behind it, the sort of heavily chiming texture Yume Bitsu applies to their brand of droning space rock. That I can identify these two reference points almost instantly doesn't brand Landing as a paint-by-the numbers space rock band; members of Yume Bitsu have collaborated with Landing for years under the name "Surface of Eyceon", while Windy and Carl have collaborated with Landing to produce a split release and toured together over nine years ago.
"Fade In Fade Out" is a largely instrumental effort. Vocals, where they emerge, are more like intonantions than the actual singing. Songs are based for the most part around heavy, texturally hypnotic drones, but with the embelishment of tonally expansive intertwining guitar work, nearly infinite in how it stretches out to explore what seems to be the ever-widening universe of each cut (with one lasting for over twelve minutes). There is a kind of frigidity to passages within a couple of the tracks, possibly intended to remind the listener that this music has an almost interstellar grace to it; it definitely lacks the bouyancy of several of the tracks featured both on their first full-length release ("Circuit") and EP ("Oceanless"). "Fade In Fade Out" is more ambient in presentation than both of its aforementioned predecessors. Nevertheless, it's highly engaging and perfect for deep listening.