First a few words of the composer on this ambient work of art, taken from his website/SoundCloud page: “I’ve often thought about the way that we perceive memories. It was one early morning when I was out running in the Somerset countryside seeing a few rays of sunlight breaking through the cloud cover, illuminating just a few areas of the ground so intensely, that I saw the metaphor; our memories are like spot-lit glimpses into our past. Inspired, I set about exploring some of my own most vivid memories and giving them a soundtrack. The result is “A Glimmer of Memory”.”
Well, the almost 53-minute outcome is profound intrinsic and introspective but also a bit edgy, coming in waves while spreading a chilly but pleasant aural scent. At the same time, it also features smooth neo-classical hints (such as on the third track “At First Sight”). It’s again a warp of silence where time and place seem to have dissolved somehow while the textures morph and evolve in minimalist form and the trail of remembrance takes shape. A sense of mourning or depression isn’t present though.
Without doubt, the fourth piece (“Point of Reflection”) is my favorite, entering a deep, dense world with floating, hollow-sounding textural elements and this repetitive, sprinkling/metallic sound effect. The inspired “Lost in Venice” expands on this sphere imminently.
“A Glimmer of Memory” is made available as strictly limited edition through UK’s Txt Recordings (cd) or through the composer (vinyl).
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Simon Lomax artist page
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