A-Sun Amissa: Desperate In Her Heavy Sleep (CD, Gizeh, March 2012)

Cheery album title, eh? Indeed, this album starts out in pretty mournful mould, reminding me of one of the more sombre string sections from a Godspeed or Silver Mt Zion record. (There’s also something Constellation-like about the track listing, which contains wonders like “Dislocated Harmony i. into small Cold EYES ii. Several Miles Above”. Well, that or Rush-like, I suppose…) It’s compelling stuff, dense and elegant, and develops a rich complexity across it’s long tracks. The tone does subtly shift as the album progresses, and I find the ethereal drones of the final track (called simply “Ceremony”) to be quietly but persuasively uplifting.

I bought this from Boomkat. They call it Home Listening / Modern Classical / Ambient.

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