Tim Story – Wheat and Rust


Release data: Tim Story – Wheat and Rust LP/CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Cicada/Uniton, 1987 Quiet, unhurried observations in pastoral ambient could have been the subtitle of Tim Story’s album “Wheat and Rust”. The music itself, composed with piano, synthesizers and a bit of guitar, creates contemplative, dreamlike and imaginary spheres where slices of melancholy creep in occasionally. Of the 12 tracks, I consider the emotive opening pieces…

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Tim Story – Glass Green


Release data: Tim Story – Glass Green LP/CD/MC, Windham Hill Records, 1987 Painter of introspective sonic miniatures is a description that fits well to American composer Tim Story. The mood and feel of “Glass Green”, presenting a lovely interplay of piano ands warm synths, is a fine companion for quiet, reflective and thoughtful times featuring ten instrumental musings displaying rays of pastel colors in a…

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Tim Story – Abridged (Selected Miniatures 1979-1988)


Release data: Tim Story – Abridged (Selected Miniatures 1979-1988) CD, Hearts of Space, 1991 One of the goals set by Tim Story is to evoke things in the listener that connect them to their own imagery and emotion. His music simply speaks its own language, with its own insinuations and its own life. The 73-minute “Abridged” offers an overview of Story’s early work, containing 17…

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Dwight Ashley & Tim Story – Drop


Release data: Dwight Ashley & Tim Story – Drop CD, Lektronic Soundscapes, 1997 I must say the front cover of the cd-booklet coming with “Drop” is quite alarming, showing a figure falling from a high building. It already sets the mood for a darker-shaded recording by sound sculpture Dwight Ashley and multi instrumentalist Tim Story. The introspective sonic outcome is a hybrid of soundscapes, shimmering…

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Tim Story – The Perfect Flaw


Release data: Tim Story – The Perfect Flaw CD, Hearts of Space, 1994 The string of emotive musical miniatures by Tim Story continues beautifully on the 45-minute “The Perfect Flaw”, containing 12 new-age compositions which blend feelings of desolation and hope simultaneously. This time around, Mr Story started to incorporate orchestral instruments in his music. If you love calm, contemplative neo-classical music, Tim’s subtle weaving…

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Tim Story – Shadowplay


Release data: Tim Story – Shadowplay CD, Hearts of Space Records, 2001 Ambient musician Tim Story doesn’t need a lot of introduction, being an accomplished contemporary instrumental composer of ambient chamber music for many years. While bridging old and modern classical music, Tim has creates 49 minutes of reflective, soundtrack-like and overtly intimate instrumental music miniatures that touch the heart. “Shadowplay” features a beautiful interplay…

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