Inspired by one of the most famous images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, “Songs From The Deep Field” ranges from pure space to kinetic free fall – from weightless drift to rhythmic power, and the result is a heavenly blend of ambient synth textures, lush guitar loops, pulsing strings, driving rhythms, electronics, and poignant melodies. These are the label’s promo-lines accompanying Michael Allison’s release “Songs From The Deep Field”, coming with cover art suggesting a cosmic, spacy work.
I soon found out the overall instrumental result is (again) not something up my alley, featuring a mélange of rhythmic-oriented next to more intimate sensitivities in which Mr Allison’s typical e-guitar is heard often next to various voice/choral samples. There’s even a distinct soundtrack-vibe encountered on “Heaven in a Wildflower”.
“Songs From The Deep Field” is a mature and accomplished recording, it’s style just doesn’t appeal to me.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Darshan Ambient artist page