Davis, Greg / Somnia
Album: Somnia   Collection:General
Artist:Davis, Greg   Added:Nov 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-03-27 Pull Date: 2005-05-29 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 29 May 15 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 3
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 26, 2012: maximum entropy thrice
Campestral (Version 2)
4. Feb 11, 2010: Folktronic
2. May 06, 2011: gilt
Clouds As Edges (Version 3 E
5. Nov 04, 2009: Lost Verses
Clouds As Edges (Version 3 E
3. Mar 15, 2011: anti-heroine: ODEs
Clouds As Edges (Version 3 E
6. May 27, 2005: Memory Select
Diaphonous (Edit)

Album Review
Jon Barnes
Reviewed 2005-03-28
Ambient experimental. Elegant, minimal, and morose. Something to play for some late night hypnosis, or most of these tracks probably could be used as soundscapes to be layered simultaneously with other material. Solid stuff.

Best track: 2
Track 1: Shimmering bells and what sounds like an accordion holding a single chord. There must be some sort of harmonic progression going on, but it’s hard to pick up.
Track 2: Funeral dirge for the 21st century. Some clipped-up bell sounds hovering over an accordion crying away in the background. Moody.
Track 3: Simple synth tones, mostly high pitched and arranged in tight harmonic intervals (lots of half steps?). Very fast delay/echo effects on everything.
Track 4: 22 minutes long. Minimal as expected, but with some warmer pads and string sounds. Well-spaced single tones fading in and out, occasionally combining to form complete chords. No peak; stays steady the whole time.
Track 5: Back to that accordion-like sound. Somber, slowly-changing chords with a little bit of phasing going on.
Track 6: Feedback and whistling put together in a haunting arrangement. Seems like the sounds might have been lifted from the intro to Janie’s Got A Gun (not that this sounds anything like Aerosmith!)

Track Listing
1. Archer   4. Campestral (Version 2)
2. Clouds As Edges (Version 3 E   5. Furnace
3. Diaphonous (Edit)   6. Mirages (Version 2)