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A Glimmer of Memory

Format: Digital Download

 

Year: 2016

 

Cat no: N/A

 

Total time: 60.00

Update (12.12.17) : An Ember Glows has been rated joint #1 on Soma FM in 2017 alongside Grammy nominated artist Steve Roach.

 

Improvising an entire hour of music live on air in the small hours of the morning may sound like a daunting task but armed with a guitar, a sampler and some choice processors Simon Lomax manages to capture something rather beautiful on this recording of his performance live on Star’s End Radio in November 2015 on WXPN in Philadelphia.

 

Following the performance Simon talked about a new sense of perspective on creating expansive and introspective music in this way; an exercise of restraint, allowing the music to breathe and evolve, placing each note intentionally amongst the swelling and receding atmosphere.

 

This is an hour of improvised music perfectly formed for the small hours of the morning.

 

01    An Ember Glows

What people are saying

"Listening to An Ember Glows this sunny morning. Bliss".

 

Talvin Singh

"Since composer Simon Lomax started releasing music under his own name he has been able to refine his creations on levels of introspection and expansiveness. He refers to it as an exercise of restraint, allowing the music to breathe and evolve, placing each note intentionally amongst the swelling and receding atmosphere. "An Ember Glows" contains the hour long improvisation performed in November 2015 on Star's End Radio, a great opportunity to display and shape his encompassing textural soundscapes in the moment.

 

The outcome, made with a guitar, a sampler and some choice processors, is a minimal and comfortable atmospheric dwelling perfectly formed for the small hours of the morning. These are contemplative aural clouds and calming, ethereal pads slowly moving onward while in transformation. The latter involves a range of pastel colors presenting themselves to the listener while the soundscape comes to bloom in echoes of a time long forgotten. At the tail of the recording, all dissolves gently in veils of mist".

 

Bert Strolenberg – Sonic Immersion

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