Title: Quiet Nights, Lonesome Woods EP
Released: June 2013
Genre: Ambient, drone, experimental
The music is THICK. It’s layered with so many levels of sound, so many various types of sound and so much finesse that it astounds me. This isn’t your typical chill out album, this is your lay-in-a-field-at-midnight-and-watch-the-stars-during-a-meteor-shower type of album.
The track “Tiny Woodland Creatures” takes a mellow turn, creating a chorus of clangs, clanks and other odd rhythmic sounds. It is a bit of a drone track at its start but evolves into a gentle yet lively track. I can picture small critters moving about silently at night as this song plays through.
“Reflecting Pool” is the final track on this release. By far the mellowest of the three tracks, this piece offers something for reflection, as the title suggests. It’s gentle as it washes over me; I feel like this is the perfect track for night-listening or for woodland hiking.
Overall, this is a great ambient piece that doesn’t stick too close to the drone genre. It’s adventurous for such a mellow compilation of tracks. Cinchel delivers once again!
4.8 out of 5