â€œShadows And Reflectionsâ€ aims for â€˜a sense of meditation, contemplation and relaxationâ€™ as it develops sonic ideas originally created for an audiovisual exhibit at Bradford Cathedral in 2016 that drew inspiration from the restored altarpiece and stained glass windows of the cathedral. Designed for the cassette format, itâ€™s two twenty-minute pieces of warm, comforting, eventless drone soundscape with a decidedly â€˜empty churchâ€™ feel.
This is simple, floating ambience that canâ€™t help but induce a sense of steady calm. The evolution of the tones is imperceptibly glacial. The second piece â€œSounds Of The Sunâ€ has an ever so slightly more tubular, metallic resonance to it, but I may only think that because my brain started to adapt to the noise level as its new normal.
Thankfully itâ€™s available digitally too, as the often soft and subtle soundscape canâ€™t really benefit from tape hiss- itâ€™s a very purist bit of soundscaping thatâ€™s pleasantly soporific and attention-avoiding. Stuart Bruce
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