Artist: Darren Harper
Label: Self-released, 2014
Another release from Darren Harper, ambient/experimental sound artist. 'Collected' is four-songs album full of minimalist ambient creation with a lot of acoustic portion. Like in 'A Moment of Sun; Blanket of Snow', warmth captured by simple repeat of piano tune. 'Autumn Breeze; Stepping Stone' is shaped by stammered sound and soft layer of ambient behind.
'Framed in Solitude' is the next one. The noise and ambient is shaping a quite situation. I also love the bassline in the middle song, simple one but ear-catching. 'Memory Loop' is my favorite. The noise is a bit dirty but I like it. Fainted bird voice behind creates a picture of a quiet place like beach. Maybe that's how ambient music works, conveying a picture in musician's head to the listener. You can download this album on bandcamp.