Transient Waves

Transient Waves

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Listening to "Soulspace," the first track on Transient Waves, will likely bring the use of synthesizers to mind. Surprisingly, the otherworldly ambient tones are coming from highly processed guitars. Falling somewhere between Slowdive's dream pop and Robert Fripp's sparse electronic work, Transient Waves knows all the right studio tricks to create one stellar, hypnotic treat. While the guitar is usually the star of these six pieces (half of which are over ten minutes), the bass finds a gentle groove in "Slightly More Than Flight" while the heavenly vocals lay down to rest in "Murk." The record eventually fades off into the distance on "Melted" as the atmospheric layering is contributed by cello and bass, adding to the drifting bliss. It's not quite new age material, but nonetheless, these 50 minutes are great for meditation and relaxation.

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