This cd by Michael Allison, aka Darshan Ambient, is a positive, uplifting work of both rhythmic and free form textural ambient, initially inspired by the art of surrealist painter Yves Tanguy.
But while working on the music, life came in the way: Michael became deadly ill, and after a slow but steady recovery he used the power and strength from this life-changing experience to sculpture and polish the smooth, sonic outcome, with occasional melancholic undercurrents.
The 11 excellently produced and mixed tracks glisten of emotion and honesty, featuring lots of detail, expansive textural pads, piano and rhythmic structures.
Within all this, the upbeat and complex “Multiplication of the Arcs” stands nicely next to the soundscape dwellings of “Suffering Softens Stones”, a track co-composed with Jon Short (one half of the British UK-duo Deep Sky Divers).
“From Pale Hands to Weary Skies” is a moving and mature piece of ambient art bringing a variety of emotions to the surface.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Darshan Ambient artist page
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