|The Gesture of History|
Sam Rosenthal, Nick Shadow (with Steve Roach)
2019 Projekt PRO358 (CD, Vinyl)
Reviewed by Exposé Online
Viola-based textural ambient drift from Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape For A Blue Girl. Introspective passages where the organic texture and emotions of the viola play out over an atmosphere of engulfing mournful beauty. Delicate strings float upon shimmering, forever changing expressionistic backgrounds of processed viola, synth, and harmonium -- profoundly sensitive and deeply moving. The modernist ambient compositions balance on the precipice looking back in moments of reflection and rumination while delicately holding the future in our hands.
|1. ||blood on the snow i|| ||12:20|| |
|2. ||blood on the snow ii|| ||12:51|| |
|3. ||...and watch the galaxy turning|| ||3:53|| |
|4. ||the gesture of history|| ||16:26|| |
Presented on CD in 6-panel Digipak or 140-gram black vinyl.