While a grand piano is the main source for the sounds utilized on this release, strings and duduk are also sampled and heavily treated to contribute to the tunes. This union results in a haunting mood that goes beyond melancholy to inject brooding with a touch of optimism.
The piano serves as a focal point, expressing sedate chords of accentuated desolation. The strings, elongated and often flipped sideways, provide an emotional counterpoint for that ponderous mood. Their classical edge imbues the melodies with a vivid humanity,
a sadness that remains unemotional as it strives for an objective vantage.
Synthesizers are also present, often producing a ghostly backdrop tapestry for the music’s more prominent aspects.
These compositions explore a desire to temper despair with a greater neutrality, revealing the transience of depression and its skewed
viewpoint once the bigger picture comes into focus. Classical sensibilities are fused with an ambient model, producing tunes that are
modern yet nostalgic. Surprisingly uplifting, all things considered.