Serenity Side A
Blue Tunes Chillout Records
Synth majestics with luminescent forms illuminate the backdrop before layers of sound build to a caked ball of beautiful ambience. It's short lived, the drop down to a moment's nothingness makes a tear in the fabric of this new reality, only to allow more gentle shimmering keystrokes to glitter through the now open window. Dripping slow paced melodies swill around a freshly knitted atmosphere, vocals and organic sounds spray the zone with definitive scents and the beat enters like a missing ingredient to a cauldron ready to billow and bubble. That is does, with more juicy elements added to the mix, a raise in energy, and an awareness of higher pitched tones subtly regenerates the movement into a much more moving experience.
Some pipe and reverb gently twirls in the breeze, symbolised by airy sounds and heady momentums, and then springy and uplifting additions anticipate the evolution with pinpoint accuracy. Space-age calm reveals as layers peel away gracefully, showing the heart of the music as a gentle and journeying soul, full of drastic tranquillity. A slow rainy fade brings the peace down to core beginning and with this movement of energy comes the entrance of something more angelic. Hushed phonics and clashes of distant architecture frame a moment's waiting until a tune manifests from the chaotic pleasantries and it's accompanied by a hand-drummed percussion section that floats alongside.
A paced and beautifully changing work of musical art, the use of the studio has reached a level of absolute mastery, having listened to this group for a while, Serenity Side A really makes use of everything done so far. I can feel myself drifting with the sound-waves, although sitting in my comfy chair and thinking about what I can say, another part of me is away in an astral realm sailing the winds of music created by this album. Destination unknown, outlook is heavenly. I now want to listen to Side B.