MARK MCGUIRE - Along The Way

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Ambient | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Dead Oceans | Autor: SaS

It's difficult to approach this album because it offers a mixture of Indian inspired ambient and elevator music, too repetitive are the patterns that run through the first tracks and that make them hardly distinguishable from each other. In the course of the album and with increasing attention to an ambient sound reminiscent of Brian Eno, the whole thing becomes more abstract and thus more exciting. But even in the seven-minute "The Instinct", the highlight of the album, McGuire doesn't quite manage to get the hang of it and to make his atmospheric compositions sound so interesting that one wanted to follow them along the length of the album. McGuire, who originally comes from the Drone scene, has tried to record an atmospheric album with "Along The Way", which doesn't frighten anybody and is a great place to relax. That's all it is.

Top track: The Instinct

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