If you have what you get ambient From the West Coast of America with modern classical music from the East Coast? The answer is A wave from a shore. Creators Christopher King (founder of the instrumental band This Will Destroy You) and Christopher Tickner (violinist and composer, formerly part of Wires Under Tension and Slow Six) Separator.
King sent an analog synthesizer from Los Angeles Tape loop Works, after which Tickner added piano, orchestral samples, and strings in his New York studio. His two completed university studies (music composition and information science) ensure a solid complement with its own sound. He knows how to rock both coasts with seven songs. This way you can listen to the laid-back, drawn-out sounds of LA in a modern classic NYC jacket.
‘Slow Fires’ clearly shows Tickner’s influence. Layers of carefully constructed synthesizer and violin lend a beautifully cinematic whole. The way is different Loops Coming together creates very colorful tones. Title track ‘A Wave From A Shore’ builds on the structure established early on, but here King shines. Halfway through, he begins stripping away the structure with long stretches of electronic sounds, finally blurring it out completely with heavier tones. The developed wave seems to break on the rocks and then report on the next shore.
And that eventually happens on the closing track ‘Impossible Color’. Not only is it the longest mix on the album, it’s also the most complete. A backdrop of synthesizers set by King is complemented by Tickner’s various violin expressions. These range from subtle noises to rhythmic rushes. The background changes to round out the album with happy electronic sounds. It feels like a precursor to the next musical collaboration.
Tickner was previously responsible for the string arrangements on both This Will Destroy You’s studio albums and during their live performances, here he provides more than just violin parts. Later rock was replaced for testing ambient And that’s how good it is.
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