"Timelapse in Mercury" is the fourth release on the UK-based Virtual-label and the first in a new deeper series called "Virtual Space" which is all about deeper and more outer space inspired music and explorations and music to float to.
From the press sheet I learned the album was written under the guise of Ishq (aka Matt Hillier) a year before "Orchid" came out. Unfortunately it was never finished and ended up shelved. The album has finally been reworked, ending up as a deep and spacious exploration into the slightly darker and cosmic inspired soundscape worlds of Ishq.
Sonically, the nine lush, slowly morphing tracks breath a vast and expansive spacial quality as the delicately layered textures and microstructures drift and glide through a world of nebulous forms and interplanetary landscapes and architecture.
This especially is an album for the headphone explorers and horizontal moments between night and day. As put in the words of the musician, this quiet ambient music is all about "exploring outer space inspired inner space sonic landscapes". Recommended.