I’m not that familiar with the music of Anthony Paul Kerby, aka The Circular Ruins, although I’ve heard his album “Confluence”.
In a different way than usual, his organic-flavoured ambient creations on “Empathy Test” (containing works from late 2002 and 2003) are a slow drift, but one accompanied by various organic elements, voice samples, rhythm, clicks and sometimes even sounds of insects, birds, etc.
Lighter, but rather clouded drone-textures shift on and on, but don’t expect this to be easy music when I say that some faint traces of melody can be discerned.
Next to repetitive, hypnotising microstructures, this music is a kind of chilled ambience which isn’t my cup of tea.
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