Though I'd add this perceptive little review from Chuck van Zyl into this thread.
It is much appreciated on my part.
The Circular Ruins is one name under which Anthony Paul Kerby releases his
atmospheric sonic excursions. His album WE LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND
(61'35") sounds like Ambient Music of the first order. Unhurried and
engrossing it seems a universe unto itself. Using the simple elements of
harmony, timbre and occasionally rhythm to express himself, Kerby's work
achieves a kind of psychological insight that more conventional modes of
music rarely touches upon. WE LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND leaves the
impression that it has been made using electronic instrumentation, but
certain aspects to the character of the sounds found within the 12
meticulously arranged pieces present a more organic or acoustic quality.
Reed-like synthesizer melodies whisper across a churning, swirling
progression of strings which declines into a strange digital habitat
expanding and contracting in uneven waves. Diffuse environmental audio
clips and found voices give great depth to the cyber world scenery. A
great density and drama may be found arising at various points, only to be
strikingly contrasted by moments of tenderness and fragility. This kind of
music allows us to transcend our own world and partake in utterly
different realities. The Circular Ruins hopes to take the listener on a
journey deep into a realm of secrets, and return us home changed.Chuck van Zyl
Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radiohttp://www.starsend.org