This release from 2009 offers 72 minutes of soft ambience. So many ambient releases strive to achieve a stratospheric air,
but this one actually focuses on a tranquillity that exists all around us at ground-level.
Pacific drones coalesce but remain tenuous and vapory, never reaching a real density.
These atmospherics mimic the air we breathe. Faint rattlings and wispy whistles hint at an ethereal realm that coexists with our material world.
Expansive tones create languid ripples in the fabric of reality. Subtle percussion, muted by distance, emerge from the electronic fog, soon followed by sighing electronics that lend an illusionary substance to the milieu. Some of the sounds used to punctuate the fog are, in fact,
quite corporeal (in a drastically understated manner). Vibrating pulsations twinkle in the pleasant murkiness, guiding the listener through the haze, leading the way to deeper regions of introspection.
Bird noises lurk within the gentle whistles, blending aspects of the real world with the coexistent realm of psychic space.
A union of outer and inner territories is achieved with delicate fusion. Sanfilippo’s compositions flavor a harmonic presence with melodic
traces, elusive but tangible enoughto stimulate the listener’s cerebellum.
Auxiliary electronics wafting in the sedate flow coax the mind from a state of rest into subtle cognitive activity.