|Mcelroy, Ben / Songs Of Iceland|
Songs of Iceland
(Audio Gourmet Netlabel)
Reviewed by BravoMarco
As peaceful and relaxing as it gets, this could really be played on most shows. Aspects of klezmer, classical, folk, as well as ambient richness. English musician Ben McElroy produces intricate sounds with a wonderful blend of the traditional keeping pace with contemporary drone. Fiddles, cello’s & more...
Like: Golconda, Greg Skloff
One of the EP highlights of the year
1) Songs of Iceland (2.55) Lush drone with a brooding rural Celtic underbelly.
2) The Children Danced in the Ash and Grey (5.03) Repetitive start, with mesmerizing strings. Darker pulsing drone than the previous. The final minute is a galactic jamboree.
3) The Boat (3.56) Long quiet intro to start, moving swiftly on to a beautiful droney serenade.
4) Those of Us Left Behind (2.36) Much too short, this would have made for a 30-minute classic. A Klezmer drone lament. Perfect.