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The Circular Ruins - Falling Into The Sky
In case some of those reading don't know (as there are some new people around here lately), The Circular Ruins is this Forum's own APK. Just received this (along with the new Winterhouse release, also on APK's new Blue Oasis label). The presentation of both CDs is top-notch, and I'm really enjoying these sounds. I admit I've had a "thing" lately for brighter-sounding ambient music, with plenty of higher-frequency stuff going on and not just a bunch of deep drones... this definitely fits the bill. It's very crisp and detailed sounding, very "present." Still not done with my first listen yet, but I can already tell I'll recommend this one.
Oh, this is a lovely album. Beautiful, organic sounds, lucid, sometimes fragile and sometimes more edgy. The structure and feeling overall is close to a peaceful walk in the spring.
But there are also some SURPRISES: two of the pieces (track 2 "Immer Du" and 4 "A Day Without Secrets" -- if I remember correctly) contain MELODY traits! First I was perplexed by this rare use of explicit melody in ambient music. But after a couple of spins I began to see the context. In my mind the melodies resemble hymns, even Christmas carols. As much as the melodies stand out, they do defend their inclusion if you see this album as sort of an pastoral poem.