Drifting ambience, floating sonics, loosely tethered musical structures, classical grace, occasional gentle grooves, shimmering shade and luscious luminance, gorgeously understated dynamic ebbs and flows…I could go on, but I won’t. Suffice it to say that those are just some of the elements that make up Music In The Afterlife.
This album marks the debut collaboration between Viennese-trained classical musician Gareth Koch & ambient music specialist Martin Kennedy. The result is a spectacular celebration of the impact of understatement, if that isn’t an oxymoron.
It only pays to dwell on each individual track sparingly, so I won’t; this is an album which should be experienced in total, from start to finish and then on constant repeat. If you are a fan of Brian Eno’s ambient experiments, such as Music For Airports or earlier songs, such as Another Green World, then this is going to slide into your existing record collection without any fuss at all.