Five years after the acclaimed release of his last album Whorl, sound artist Wil Bolton returns with a brand new record. Consisting of five lengthy tracks clocking in at just under three-quarters of an hour, Surface Reflections flickers between delicate synthesisers, warm ambience and field recordings.
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My lord, how much of this kind of stuff being released at the moment? We've had recent releases from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Western Edges, Spheruleus, and the Gentlemen Losers. Thankfully, however, it's all of a very high standard and it's a pleasure hearing the various permutations of ambient music coming out at the moment. The latest offering is 'Surface Reflections' by Wil Bolton on the consistently brilliant Sound In Silence label.
My favourite piece is the shortest on the album, it's 'Crossing' that comes in at a positively punky five minutes thirty-eight seconds. It's got some great metallic textures that whirr alongside vast landscapes of drones, bird calls, and what sounds like some field recordings of busy roads. I also love 'In The Air Of The Morning', which has some great voice samples and a few brilliant bird shrieks that draw the whole thing together. Bolton has a knack of bringing in interesting new elements just when the piece starts to get a little boring.
Sound In Silence do it again by bringing us another album of lovely, electro-acoustic ambient music bolstered and bettered by field recordings that add new dimensions of space and sound.
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