Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Robert Scott Thompson|
The Silent Shore
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age
THE SILENT SHORE is the first release on Mirage by ambient composer Robert Scott Thompson. This album explores both the darker, nether regions of the ambient genre as well as the lighter, more stratospheric realms. Any ... more »
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THE SILENT SHORE is the first release on Mirage by ambient composer Robert Scott Thompson. This album explores both the darker, nether regions of the ambient genre as well as the lighter, more stratospheric realms. Any ambient music connoisseur will recognize that Robert Scott Thompson is firmly rooted in the ambient tradition by hearing in his music the influence of the genre's pioneers - Brian Eno, Robert Fripp and Steve Roach.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD with almost no expectation and with doubts... and I was wrong! This is one of the best album I own in my ambient collection. Robert Scott Thompson is a composer as good as masters like Eno, Roach, Rich and Stearns and is firmly rooted in the same tradition and style. If you like atmospheric-ambient music with a touch of experimental, this one is for you. Recommended??? OH YES! Indeed!"
BBB=Beauty Beyond Belief
Ulf Claesson | Sweden | 06/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, this record definitely deserves the BBB tag (my own invention, and none too subtle, but who needs subtetly?) With this music RST takes a huge leap forward into more traditionally harmonic ambience, but gives it a facelift second to none, and not once does he makes one feel that tired "oh, been there, heard that" emotion one so often, these days, gets when listening to ambient music (a word, which, frankly, is dreadfully overused) This is stunning music, and anyone comparing it to the best of Eno, Budd or some less obvious "ambient" composers, like my own absolute favourite, Vangelis, is not too far off the mark. With this work, RST creates a cornucopia of almost frightening sensuality, and I, for one, had my life gilded by it."