In the last couple of years, I’ve reviewed quite a few cosmic albums by US-ambient composer Dave Luxton, who’s also the owner of the Wayfarer Records label. Those who are still not familiar with his music hereby get an excellent opportunity to do so after all.
“Music From The Firmament” is a 56-minute collection of smooth drifting and warm ambient space music that exemplifies his exploration into that genre of music. “Music From The Firmament” contains 11 remastered space tracks, ranging between three and six minutes, that all were previously released with the exception of one composition.
“One Way Voyage”, “Long Delay Echo”, and “Worlds Unknown” have appeared on the 2010-album “Darkmoon”. From the same year we find “If the Sun Fades Away” (taken from “When The World Was Young”) besides the tranquil/ethereal pieces “Nebula”, “Return to a Distant Star” and “Coriolis” that all were part of the full-length “Portal”.
Dave’s older music is represented by “The Moon and The Sea” from 2008’s “Hidden Music” along the track “Remote Transmissions” that appeared on 2008’s “Futurus”. The most recent contribution comes from 2011’s “Dreams Ghosts and Parallel Universes” by means of the take Reverse Orbit”.
As said earlier, the album also incorporates one previous unreleased track, “Shadow Clouds”, that nicely showcasts Mr Luxton’s soothing atmospheric textural work.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Dave Luxton artist page