Michael Stearns, Erik Wøllo
2020 Projekt PRO371 (CD)
Soulful electronic sound-painting and evocative space music combine on Convergence, the debut collaboration between Norway's Erik WÃ¸llo and America's Michael Stearns. Known for passionate soundtrack work on director Ron Fricke's Chronos, Baraka and Samsara, Stearns collaborates with WÃ¸llo on his first indie-label-released non-film-score since 2001. Together, these guitarists/synthesists weave a haunting and shadowy world filled with longing melodies and alluring glimmering sonic textures.
CONVERGENCE ranges from slowly-evolving contemplative and reflective tracks like "Somewhere in the distance" and "Subterranean Canyon" to hypnotically pulsing rhythmic movements in "The Nomad's Journey" or the "The Herald." The album is a subtle interplay between these two pioneering artists' mystical and emotional sonic styles, developing an inner resonance of expressive reveries that venture into dark mystical terrain as the album progresses.
|1. ||Triptyk|| ||10:12|| |
|2. ||Ruins of the Past|| ||7:34|| |
|3. ||The Way Ahead 1|| ||5:41|| |
|4. ||A Solitary Place|| ||8:13|| |
|5. ||The Nomad's Journey|| ||7:12|| |
|6. ||Somewhere In The Distance|| ||7:12|| |
|7. ||The Way Ahead 2|| ||6:15|| |
|8. ||Subterranean Canyon|| ||6:42|| |
|9. ||The Herald|| ||7:38|| |
|10. ||Cirrus (Postlude)|| ||5:30|| |