This year, it’s about 10 years ago Steve Roach and vidnaObmana did their last collaborative work. With “Low Volume Music”, Dirk Serries returns to re-energize their fine collaborative efforts, but by going with his own name instead.
What we got here is almost an hour of slow evolving, freeform textural music meant as a contemplative counterpoint for nowadays fast and hectic times. The smooth morphing and overall lush soundscapes, presented in five lengthy tracks, are centered on pure minimalism, introspection and harmony, opening up vast but tranquil spaces with gently shifting ripples.
The transparent loops and lush spiraling spheres make up delicate sound meditations of deep ambient with a zen-like flow and distinct stillness found always in its core. I personally feel the last two tracks (“Bow” and “Haze”) here offer the upmost flow and best blend of profound ambient elements.
“Low Volume Music” makes contemporary music for the slow lane, meant for the here and now, fully dedicated to cleans and slow down our busy minds.
|You can see what reviews I have done of these artists on the Steve Roach, Dirk Serries artist pages