DRONE/AMBIENT – Solo album from a member of Sunset. Minimalist and very well put together, wafting through dark voids, sliced with shafts of light, reflected in mirrors, bouncing off distant satellites. A good disc to get lost in. First half is stronger, but only track 5 disappoints.
Fo’s Picks: 1, 4 … also 2, 3, 6
1. 12:17 – slow, quiet drone with improvised French horn, guitar, etc. drifting through in gauzy, echoing layers; moves sluggishly, hypnotically forward. Original track was twice as long and I wish he hadn’t cut it.
2. 2:08 – echo/fuzz guitar, wordless vocal: very “Twin Peaks”/Angelo Badalamenti
3. 5:23 – brighter: midtempo sway over jangling guitar resonance, gradually builds
4. 3:23 – 1 piano with 24 stereo delays: vast shimmering waves of ghostly light
5. 4:04 – Philip Glass: acoustic guitar, whispers and tinkly bells kill the original’s power
6. 2:21 – repetitive piano/organ/warbly guitar trace the outlines of another tune
7. 3:23 – pianos echo from beyond the veil, settles into a Russian-sounding dirge
8. 5:57 – deep electronic growl/rumble, creepy robo-jungle atmosphere gives way to acoustic guitar pattern, near-silent ambient drone with murmurs