by Craig Regala
THIS is textured groove vs. “ambient” rock titled stuff. Like some early 20th century Swedish classical stuff or many of the titles on the ECM jazz/classical/improv/space label, you get your “drifting in the sunshine,” your “it’s getting dark,” your “crashing icebergs that melt and revolve,” while you hope to drift in the sunshine again. I love this. Almost like I loved that piece named “fogtropes.” It’s on the ECM/New Age side of things – being a chunk of music based on ocean waves, a lighthouse, a foghorn, and something representing the rise of a monster dormant for a hundred thousand (or so) years.
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