I’m one of these folks for whom ambient music is a terrific foreground experience: Brian Eno, early Aphex Twin, bring it on. I hear in this music what in fact is an extremely fluid relationship with the intentionally foreground minimalist music I enjoy listening to more than most things. So it’s always nice when the two worlds merge even closer together as they do in Cory Allen’s dreamy sails set for senex, one of 12 electronic compositions created from a sampled Trinidadian steel drum. But don’t expect any echoes of Harry Belafonte here, just echoes, lots of them. The only drawback for me is the whole thing is over in only five minutes; I could listen to this for hours.
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