“Isolated Landscapes” is a 77-minute collection of early tracks, demos and unreleased long form ambient from 1999-2001 that Ran Kirlian released privately on cd-r’s or remained unpublished. The slightly tribal-infused album offers four expansive ambient pieces, the first two composed in 2001.
The 27-minute opener proves the toughest, sticking to massive, foreboding dronescapes acting like a massive descending landslide on “Ritual of Darkness”, then shifting to the more accessible resonating aural tapestries of “Enlightment Cycle”, a track released for the first time. “In Aeternum Part III” is a 19-minute dense, overtly minimal drift with rather smooth, heavenly choir textures on top. It’s expanded by the sounds of a thunderstorm on the last section of the track.
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