What I got here is the second album by Dutch film/game composer and ambient-electronic artist Siddhartha Barnhoorn, who regards Steve Roach one of his heroes. Mainly composed with vintage synthesizers and fx’s, “Structures of Light” features one hour of calming, freeform music most suitable for evening and late night listening due to its stark meditative, immersive nature.
The six-tracks are an atmospheric, intrinsic, floating- textural affair bringing the aforementioned ambient master to mind from time to time although Sidd’s subtle shifting aural paintings come forward brighter and more ethereal-flavored. A closer listen reveals the drifting tapestries aren’t as sophisticated, polished and deep as Steve’s, but this doesn’t apply to the 21-minute “Sanctuary” rounding out the album. On this stellar track where profoundness and expansiveness and infinity unite, Sidd has created a gentle glistening constellation of soundscapes paired with subtle sequenced patterns to full immersive and magical effect. Here, Robert Rich, Forrest Fang and classic David Parsons come to mind. I for one sincerely hope the composer will stick to the quality of this last track for any future work.
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