I’ve been following the soundscape music of Andrew Lahiff for many years, which fits in the league of Robert Carty, Altus, Thom Brennan and alike. “Inner Worlds Returning” contains assorted nature-inspired compositions made in different timeframes, but they are linked together most effectively, addressing the tranquil, cinematic and spacious with evocative vaporous textural atmospheres.
This said, the contemplative, soft-breathing and dreamlike character of the slow evolving soundscapes with environmental sounds and effects is imminent without becoming the least New Age. A highlight for me is “Never Far from Ancient Sunlight”, featuring a more “active” and upfront sound design with occasional sequencers and rhythmic structures.
All in all, “Inner Worlds Returning” makes fine backdrop music while more focused listening to the well-produced and mastered imaginary storytelling will sooth and relax the listener’s mind most pleasantly.
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