As some may know, the music of Los Angeles-based composer Loren Nerell always had firm roots in the music from Indonesia, especially when it concerns sounds that were from a gong’s perspective (in that culture, a gong is regarded a thinking spirit).
The deep, dense and cinematic ambient featured on the 67-minute “Slow Dream” (mastered by the capable Steve Roach) fuses recordings from gamelan performances from Bali and Java with heavily processed field recordings (think insects, sounds of temple ceremonies and voices) along expansive drone pads derived from Loren’s trusted modular synths.
The uninterrupted organic soundscape on the low volume “Slow Dream” takes the listener into exotic and amorphous worlds: things here are at a gentle and subtle pace, especially on the mesmerizing title track and the 19-minute “A Sense of Presence”.
As such, Loren’s seventh solo album is perfect sonic perfume to give the busy nowadays mind a rest and make it travel elsewhere.
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