“Lithea” is the third and final part of the triptych that 36 (aka UK-based ambient/experimental composer Dennis Huddleston) kicked-off with “Hypersona” and “Hollow” previously.
The 77-minute album is an intense ambient journey, creating warm and profound emotive textural landscapes based on extensive, yet melodic loops and choir pads. It’s typical headphone music displaying a large array of emotions while submerging into unknown dimensions and depths.
Next to a transparent and at times slightly distorted sound design, “Lithea” offers many sublayers, organic undercurrents and fragments of white noise while spheres of melancholy along a distinct sense of comfortable desolation pass by.
Especially “Cocoon” (previously released on a 7″ EP), “Reunion” and “1983” touched me deeply, as did the introspective “Dreamscape” and “Levitate”. The last track, the 10-minute immersive “Another World”, puts the icing on the cake as you transcedent into a new stage of being, letting go of time and space.
“Lithea’s” atmospheric beauty is able to create intrinsic silence and space in a fascinating, unpredictable sense, tapping into deeper and moodier realms than before.
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