Ambient Sunday with: Voga, TROVA x Dashii, and Blicero #Ambient #Drone #Electronic #Chill #NeoClassical

There’s something about a bright crisp morning with the sun a touch watery or hazy in these late autumn days that works really well with fragile ambient. Here’s a triple bill of nearly there ambient and drone from Voga, TROVA x Dashii, and Blicero.

Canada’s Voga offers the crisp crunch of snow and the slow saw of strings on Husk. This features AcidTed favourite Alaskan Tapes. It is taken from the album Static Motion. There’s some softly strummed guitar and this is ambient as neo-folk or perhaps edging towards an ambient version of bluegrass country. It is as far from urban as it’s possible to get. A purity gleams through the track in its almost classical structures. Nothing’s hurried. Everything is set to drone.

Static Motion

Next, TROVA returns with Dashii.TROVA (Emmanuel Hernandez) is from Puerto Rico and alongside his music also operates his label TMP Records LLC which he launched in 2016. This is his second collaboration with Dashii. The track is CloudFormation. Scientifically, a cloud is an aerosol consisting of a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or other particles suspended in the atmosphere of a planetary body or similar space. On Earth, clouds are formed as a result of saturation of the air when it is cooled to its dew point, or when it gains sufficient moisture (usually in the form of water vapour) from an adjacent source to raise the dew point to the ambient temperature.

TROVA x Dashii take the fragility of clouds and the starting from almost nothingness of it all as a jumping off point for the track. Sounds creep in almost imperceptibly at the start. The softest synth chords, some static and hiss. Temple bells toll far away. Strings swell. Eventually, it forms aural shapes in rolling swirling bass waves. But it never quite becomes solid, before drifting away again. And the sky is clear again.

Scottish producer Blicero offers spacious track Forever Overhead. This is as whispy as it sounds. A twelve minute symphony in drone. All hushed and small. The effect of the coming and going of the chords is for a slow change and development but sustaining a meditiative space in the track. This never demands your attention but its quiet grandeur gradually commands it. A track that eventually makes you stop and notice. Listen, look at the world around you and do something nice for your self or preferably someone else. This makes your day just that bit better than it would otherwise have been.

~ by acidted on October 20, 2019.

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