Reissued this June (2021) ‘The Rockfield Mixes … Plus’ is, in essence, the original mix of the second - and most acclaimed Ian Gillan Band album: 'Clear Air Turbulence’.
Ethereal strings, electronic treatments and meditative piano figures drift across 'Eccentric Deliquescence''s haunted soundscapes, producing another striking addition to Ayres's impressive catalogue.
2021 release from this British modern-classical composer and violinist/cellist, ‘The Lowered Veil’ serves as a ‘primer’ for his 20+ year output. An introduction to his individual and unique soundscapes and psycho-acoustics, it samples a diversity of tracks from across Ayres’s catalogue of critically-acclaimed minimalist and ambient recordings.
Written in six movements, Variations 1-6 and closing track ‘Ultradian’ comprise a complex architecture of over-dubbed sound layers, with every instrument and part played by the artist, forging still further a modern classical music of swooning intensity. It’s a work that further evidences Ayres’ talent for evocating extraordinary emotions within a corresponding stillness.
Combining elements of contemporary ambient and electronica with the influence of 20th century composers such as Part and Gorecki, composer and performer Marvin Ayres has crafted in his 2016 release ‘Ultradian Rhythms’, another work of swooning intensity.
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