Sower of Wind by Philadelphia post-metal band Rosetta, is an overwhelmingly deep journey into the soul of the band itself. An inverted masterpiece of lush and dark ambient/post-rock with unfurling melancholic guitars and warm piano sparsely placed throughout. This album is just as immersive and fraught with emotion as their heavier works.
Winter has come! The cold dark stillness has enveloped much of the earth and many are seeking warmth. However warmth is not necessarily exclusive to being physical in nature. A combination of things can create a warm atmosphere for those weathering a hard freeze.
When we think of space and the cosmos what is it we hear? What do we see? Of course it’s silent, but our imaginations tend to hear that silence. This album is almost certainly what an isolated journey through the void would sound like if we were able to perceive it.
Bruno Sanfilippo is a contemporary composer with a focus on beautiful piano music, sound sculpture and ambience. The music itself will make you cry, feel happy, sleepy, pensive and introspective as the gorgeous passages float easily through the mind/body. His albums could very well be some of the most important works in the genre and it is imperative that music fans of this style spend some quality time with his aural dreamworlds
A deep subterranean tone rumbles through the earth as “The First” snow falls onto the warm ground and slowly starts to freeze. A vast drone-scape seemingly rolls across the the scenery with an otherworldly brass-like choir sounding in the distance like horns signaling an important event.
As each vehicle passes, the sleepy dreamer is lulled into the traffic’s momentum and it’s lazy rhythm of forward motion. The roadway fades into the subconscious creating a vast soundscape that envelopes both the listener and Janek Shaefer’s stunning compositions.
The very first Tone Harvest Compilation is here! This album is filled with some of the talent featured on the site as well as some other rarities. The tones contained within are the best we could harvest, and the talent is incredible. You will be moved, inspired and relaxed. Enjoy the music that these composers have generously contributed and be sure to support them!
This literal sonic orchestra will sweep you off your feet, and by the time you reach “The Upper Sky” you will be filled with so much emotion that you will beg for its release, the rest of the album grants just that. And the listener floats on the relief and is lifted to a higher realm.
Fading easily into the scenic background, “Music to Disappear” by Perry Frank is the sort of album that truly can’t be categorized into a single genre or mood. The music wanders from glorious new age swells all the way to progressive rock elements and truly uplifting neo-classical arrangements with some traditional Italian flair.
An absolutely beautiful sonic haze slowly rises to reveal an earthy undercurrent of stunning tonal energy. The warm drones intertwine gracefully in the air creating a “Sky Image” which is easily visualized in the minds eye, thanks to John Daniel.