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RESONANT DRIFT
Passages
CD, Flow Space Music, 2011
Bill Olien and Gary Johnson, aka Resonant Drift, nicely follow up to their previous album "The Call", bringing more inspiring desert soundscape music to us.

"Passages" features sophisticated ambient music with occasional tribal rhythms and smooth e-guitar work next to a kind of hidden dynamic undercurrent running through the spacious and drifting textures. These sonic paintings easily transport the listener to wide open plains and remote spaces. Expansive environments that evoke a sense of awe and beauty next to a distinct feel of mystery.

Bill and Gary have moulded some atmospheric and cinematic sonic excursions that trigger the imagination with even some forboding and darker intersections (e.g. "The Task" or "Crossing the Threshold"), although intense, earthy and immersive all the way.

Steve Roach again was in charge of the expert mastering on and the addition of some tasty sonic enhancements to "Passages".
Nicely done, guys.

Website: www.resonantdrift.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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