Many thanks Allister !
Man, time flies. I’ve gotten through quite a few submissions recently, though, and here’s the pick of the crop.
Igneous Flame – Lumen
Veteran prolific ambienteer Pete Kelly returns with yet another instant classic, which was not submitted to me per se, but I wanna mention it. These three tracks are actually quite diverse. The first, “Liquid Emerald”, is eerily close in vibe to the sounds of early ambient pioneers in their heyday, meaning musicians like Manuel Göttsching, Michael Stearns and Kevin Braheny. A lovely piece of classic electronica with vintage celestial sequencing. “Sapphire” is darker, more noctural and driftier and reminds me more of the pieces on Kelly’s last release, which I reviewed and loved, NYX. Lastly, the massive “Lignite” is dark ambient of the most cavernous variety, with booming bass and mysterious windy sounds creating a foundation for moody, ethereal chords. Each of these pieces is different and…
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