If you like ambient music then you'll probably like this third record from Stray Theories called All That Was Lost. When Templeton-Wolfe isn't busy writing and composing material for other musical ventures, he gets time to release gold like this which will appeal to fabs of Hammock and Eluvium. Available on vinyl LP and CD and released, proudly must I add, on n5MD.
1 review. Add your own review.
Hand up who wants to go to sleep? Well if I'm not the only one with my hand in the air then we can all lie down and listen to this gorgeous washy album from Micah Templeton-Wolfe as a snooze aid. It's full of grandiose but heartfelt compositions that have a magical element to them. Easi-spot influences are Sigur Ros and Eluvium but dig a little deeper and there's other stuff lurking here too. Opener 'How Long' sounds sort of like the Blue Nile's 'Hats' played at 16rpm. It has all those atmospheric chords and very Scottish sounding melodies but ambientised to a crawl. If you like Mogwai and wish they'd play even slower then 'Challenge' will be right up your street. It consists of a series of descending guitar chords that slowly build in intensity. Very pretty. Very effective.
It's no surprise that Templeton-Wolfe has dabbled in soundtrack work. Much of this could be a soundtrack to a film about glaciers or visits to the south pole. Like the best ambient music, it takes you somewhere pretty beautiful and has at least a solid attempt at soothing the soul.
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS
- All That Was Lost by Stray Theories
Get alerted to new stock from this artist / label.