Seven years after “Rollin Ballads” Uruguayan sound artist and musician Gastón Arévalo returns with “Terrain”, an exploratory-themed ambient album told and unfolding through the lens of an expedition diary – a rich, intimate and most calming cinematic atmosphere set amongst the beauty of nature.
The one-hour/12-track textural outcome of shimmering guitars and lush, dreamy synth pads offers the listeners a means to inhale and sense the gracious stillness of the great natural outdoors, all enhanced by assorted field recordings from Patagonia. It’s wide-eyed, spacious sonic bliss filled with wonder simply surrounds you and carries the listener onward in a gentle, occasionally soft-pulsating fashion. It all comes full circle on the final three tracks as we reach the summit and look across the view.
“Terrain’s” adventurous longform meditation, where each track captured a specific moment over an imaginary daring ascent, has an even higher impact when absorbed through a pair of quality headphones.
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