Thanks Phil for the review of GLACIAL. And thanks to Mark for forwarding me the email notification (wink wink). Here's the review:
M. Peck “Glacial”
8 tracks, 48.14 mins
"As one might expect Glacial is a selection of cold, stark ambient tracks, courtesy of one Michael Peck, who appeared on the collaboration Imprint with Mark Mahoney (see Nov 2007 review). These are of a quite spartan and experimental nature, some tracks such as “A Past Reflected” little more than a few abstract sounds pieced together in quiet unassuming fashion. As avant garde ambient goes, it does hold attention and avoids getting too serious or discordant. That is to say, it is listenable, eminently so actually. It covers the gamut from the light blips and bleeps of “Cold Flow” to the dark ambient of “Crawl”; from more structured pieces like “A Cognitive Chaos” to the white noise and drones of “Starving the Silence.” “The Impending Solitude” is smooth like glass but still with a certain quirkiness that carries through most selections. Cool sequencing opens “Debris from a Thousand Landscapes,” easily the most accessible track and my personal favorite. Infectious light rhythms join in midway through. In stark contrast the disc closes with a darker piece, “Ghost Psalm.” Light or dark, it all is well done, a strong effort well worth a listen."
"From Stars To Slumber" will be the follow-up to this release and will be available soon.
And if there are any IDM (i hate that term) Glitch fans here my project "echotomb" will also have two new releases available for free download in the next few weeks. Enough about me... head over to EAS to read the latest installment. Thanks again Phil.