Tom Heasley is almost certainly a new name for most of ambient/space/atmospheric enthusiasts, but make no mistake about it, while he's a classically trained tubist he can make it with the best of the electronic soundscapists. Where the Earth Meets the Sky is a thoughtful and sonically rich recording that easily draws the listener in and takes them to another place sonically. Robert Rich was initially impressed with Heasley's work and undertook the recording and subsequent mastering; the recording sat nameless for a time until it was picked up as a release for the Hypnos Recordings label. This recording has a very unique sound from the low and resonant "Ground Zero," right on through to the last, the title track, "Where the Earth Meets the Sky." Each of the four tracks on this recording is approximately 14-17 minutes long. Where the Earth Meets the Sky is nearly perfect ambient music; it's subtle, it's beautiful, and it changes just enough to engage the listener without commanding the experience. This is truly a fantastic disc from Hypnos Recordings, Robert Rich, and a great ambient start for tubist Tom Heasley.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Borghi