As an avid fan of ambient soundscape music, German touch guitarist Markus Reuter and American woodwind experimentalist Zero Ohms (aka Richard J. Roberts) have added a peculiar one to the genre.
Their collaborative 68-minute release “The Sun Is Just The Sun, But The Stars They Call The Heavens” features a range of smooth touch guitar loops and dreamy/chill-out atmospheres blended with environmental sounds, wind synthesizer pads and flute. While being encapsuled by the first track “The Bridge And The Mother”, I at times came to think of the second disc of David Sylvian’s album “Gone to Earth” (due to Reuter’s guitar work).
Of all eight atmospheric pieces, I’m especially pleased by “Marsh of Sleep” and “Of Praise And Motionless Skies”, both creating a fluid, airy sonic canvas with smooth cascading sounds. On the other hand, the fourth track “Letting Go Is The Hardest Kind” is a bit too harsh and experimental.
All in all, this ambient realm exclusive should be your pick if you love soft pulsating textural music to occasionally gloomy effect.
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