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High Plains / Cinderland
Album:Cinderland Collection:General
Artist:High Plains Added:04/2017
Label:Kranky 

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Add Date:2017-05-04 Pull Date:2017-07-06 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:7 May
Airplays:1

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Album Review
Slow Proteo
Reviewed 2017-04-29 
High Plains // Cinderland
Album of slowly evolving and simple instrumental soundscapes by Vancouver-based artist High Plains – sometimes beautiful, cinematic, and haunting and other times somewhat dull. Most tracks share a set of instruments – panned piano, analog synths, cello, and some sampled field recordings. The melodies aren’t especially complex, but the separate instruments fill out the mix well and complement each other. A slow tempo and reflective mood permeates the album.

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1) Cinderland (03:02): Slow rising synths with repeating piano, cello comes in halfway.
2) Blood That Ran the Rapids (03:30): Disparate panning string sounds with synth, white noise, and FX filling out the mix.
3) The Dusk Pines (06:31): Slow intro with held synth tones, cello entering around 1:20. String layers come and go throughout but the pulsing synth below remains.
4) A White Truck (02:48): Two- chord progression exploding with horns into a noisy soundscape at 1:48 but maintaining a calm tempo.
5) Ten Sleep* (03:21): Panned plucking and synth bass joined at 1:00 by cinematic pads, then piano echoes.
6) Black Shimmer* (04:05): Strings sit on slowly pulsing synth pad.
7) Hypoxia (04:53): Similar to last track but less interesting, feel like I’m walking in a creepy forest with the sun poking through the branches.
8) Rushlight (02:53): Usual vibes until around 1:00 when piano chords play a calm progression over a building choral synth.
9) Song for a Last Night (05:14): Somber with a fade into white noise at the end.

Track Listing
1.Cinderland 5.Ten Sleep
2.Blood That Ran The Rapids 6.Black Shimmer
3.The Dusk Pines 7.Hypoxia
4.A White Truck 8.Rushlight
 9.Song For A Last Night