I hate it when people think they have out grown their influences and try to wear other skins because of what other people will think. If you were ever a cat that thought space was the place, David is right there with you to re-launch that mindset. Like Tomita and Holst taking on the planets, David takes on the cosmos with some weightless, gravity defying ‘music’ loaded with ambient and ambience. Slip this in your headphones and tune out the rest of the world. You need to do it and this is the prescription to take.
After her hippie conversion, revered 60s Ivory Snow girl, Molly Scott, was telling me how everything is interrelated. These long ago thoughts drifted into my head when first listening to Amberfern’s latest entry into Real Music’s Distant Horizons Series. Their take on a Turkish melody sounds an awful lot like one of Paul Winters desert explorations. With the Mediterranean being a sprawling body of water, there are a lot of different textures it touches along the way and you’ll get to taste them as this record goes along its way.
These flute meditations sound like Native American Indian introspective soundscapes but the surprise is that they are Eastern Indian soundscapes based on classic ragas. They are performed on flute with nary a sitar in earshot. While Oprah has yet to put the high sign on bansuri flute mediations, since nobody’s watching her network anyway, use your own powers of discovery. A masterful player that really knows the art, Teredesai knows the use of white space and melds the sound and the silence into a perfect new sonic trip for those that need music to lead them into the chill out zone.
What can you say about a cat who says his mission statement was to create audio perfume? I give him points for trying to get your attention. What he does make is next stage new wave where he’s doing something more than noodling on the synth to create a mood. This set leads you down actual passages in your mind as it guides you along on your head trip. Not ambient, not really new age, not instrumental or jazz, it just might be something new along all these lines and it sure does make for a great relaxation record.
Fuke changes up the vibe a touch on his latest effort making this a friendlier, wider appealing piano led date that calms the nerves in a sensitive and fine style, loaded with simplicity that touches and enchants. Recorded in Brazil, maybe dealing with a sun that doesn’t have to fight its way through all the things we have to deal with in this hemisphere, really does make a difference in one’s outlook. Tasty, adult listening throughout from someone very comfortable with putting the sound and vibe first and letting everything else fall into place. Well done!