Album description and review: (For more information and extended sound clips: www.resonatingearth.com)
This album consists of four soundscapes that are preferably listened to at low volumes in nature. To embrace the full potential of the album it is recommended to listen to it in its entirety. No titles are given to allow for maximum individual interpretation and association. The music has an openness to it yet one can achieve incredible deepness and closeness to one's own source. This music is also very suitable for meditation and sleeping (vivid dreams).
This release from 2009 offers 59 minutes of atmospheric soundscapes.
33 Tetragammon (aka Wasili Papadopoulos) and Human Metronome (aka Eelke van Hoof) manipulate sounds sources taken from synthesizers, Tibetan bowls, guitars, and environmental recordings.
Electronics, sacred instruments and environmental recordings are employed to achieve gentle soundscapes that combine modern intentions with sentiments from cultures long forgotten.
Ambient textures establish expansive vistas of tenuous resonance that are then punctuated by meteorological incidents, resulting in environments that blend the familiar with the unearthly.
Additional ambience is contributed by Tibetan bowls, layering the harmonic music with eerie tones that strike a chord deep in the human soul.
The guitars are so extremely processed as to be unrecognizable as stringed instruments. They issue elongated tonalities that are vaporous and elusive.
These compositions are eminently intangible. Ambient soundscapes like this feature minimal melodies, being primarily harmonic devices to generate passive moods in the listener. The flow is intentionally unintrusive, designed to function as an environmental backdrop. Barely noticeable on a conscious level, their main influence is subliminal.
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