I remember the early music by multi-instrumentalist Michael Allison, aka Darshan Ambient, as pastoral and quiet textural synth music. Since a few years though, his musical approach has started to transform quite a bit. “Falling Light” features a further shift to extensive use of bass and lap steel/slide guitar, multi-layered percussion, where synths play an accompanying role.
This 60-minute disc is an instrumental release that’s picking up the thread where the previous album “Dream in Blue” (on which I already had some mixed feelings) left its listeners.
But once again I can’t really adjust to some jazzy rhythms and ditto undercurrents found elsewhere on the album (despite the dreamy, heartfelt feel that’s still firmly embedded in Mr. Allison’s contemporary music). Overall, “Falling Light” suits me much better than its predecessor.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Darshan Ambient artist page
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