Very Own Special Day

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Red Sky Lullaby (Stuart Kilbride) returns with new ambient album Very Own Special Day. Name your price download.

It’s eighteen months since Burst which relatively speaking is quick work for Stuart. The album opens with the 12 minute title track. There’s a mini symphony element to the track, with its ever changing moods. Heads or Tails offers pleasures of the almost-not-there type, with a few crackles and lost sounds.

Moonrizer is lovely. A gentle welcome celebration of space. Translation plucks invisible guitar harps and rattles its way to the end. Red Sky Mining is an album highlight and the starts of a corking trio. Properly droney ambient.  Lushness continues that mood with long chords and a little gentle movement. The final track of this threesome is Circular Logic. As we know, circular logic is a logical fallacy in which the person begins with what they are trying to end with. The components of a circular argument are often logically valid because if the premises are true, the conclusion must be true. Yagetme? What is logical is that spirals on until it stops. More lie down ambient.

Simian Harmonics has harmonics and some oddly spaced beats. A little jarring after the mood developed by the previous tracks. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy is another built around circular reasoning. This separates off with some almost violin/guitar sounds. The album closes with Before The After. There’s something a little sad about this, some warped jazz and tear-jerkingly tender. A fine way to close.

And the fine spoken word track, World Floating on Water, to enjoy, albeit that it’s a bit short


~ by acidted on August 6, 2016.

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