Friday, January 22, 2010

Aeolian String Ensemble - Lassithi/Elysium (1998)

| Ambient | Experimental | Drone |

The Aeolian String Ensemble is a group that creates all of their sound through the use and electronic modification of the ancient Aeolian harp (which is, as the name suggests, an harp played by the wind). The result is a formless whirlpool of ambient sounds. There are little melodies and little to grasp onto; instead they release a flood of swirling tones that engage the deeper parts of the mind. This bypasses the residing mind and works on the subconscious directly. The First song, Lassithi, is an hour long surreal travel through the deeps of subconsciousness. Elysium, now only 14mins longs, is a more kind of straight-ambient track, but it still achieves to touch the depths of human perception. I don't have enough words to describe how beautiful is to experience this album, so feel it yourself.

Catalog: RR-16 (Robot Records)

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