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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 Wøllo and America's Michael Stearns. Known for passionate soundtrack work on director Ron Fricke's Chronos, Baraka and Samsara, Stearns collaborates with Wøllo 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|| |