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Elve - Infinite Garden [2006]-cd review

blueOrb
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Posted : May 24, 2007 14:01
Title - Infinite Garden
Label - Virtual Reality Music
Format - CD
Genre - Ambient, Minimal
Release Date - 2006
Purchase At -
http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/vwr/vwr1cd002.html
Links -
http://www.v-i-r-t-u-a-l-w-o-r-l-d.com/

Tracklist -

1 Vale (13:23)
2 Elvish Tea (2:26)
3 Utoia (10:04)
4 Luminessence (3:34)
5 Aeolian Woods (1:54)
6 Mozaic Rain (2:45)
7 Sunshine Windmill (3:21)
8 Mycelium Dawn (5:31)
9 Sycamore Breeze (1:11)
10 Cyantium Flower (9:58)
11 Summerset Hill (6:25)
12 Autumn Leaves (2:41)
13 Awaken (3:05)

Writing a review for Ishwara’s Infinite Garden has been tough job. I’ve had the disc for almost 2 months but I still haven’t been able to come up with a review that would do justice to the depths presented within the gentle maze of sounds.

“Elve” is one of the alter egos of “Matt Hillier”, who’s know for his rich percussive ambient compositions as “Ishq” or “Ishwara”. Launched as the second release on his own label “Virtual Reality Music”, “Infinite Garden” explores a warm organic and much more minimal sound that’s meant to accompany the listener’s lucid state rather then engaging them. As the title suggests the theme of the album is a tribute to nature and all things green, prepare your senses to leave all the hustle behind and focus only on the music.

To capture the true essence of the album it’s apt to ensure the surrounding one listens to the album complements the passive and relaxing mood. A track by track review is of no use here, ‘Infinite Garden’ is one cohesive unit ready to be explored.

The sounds are composed of heavenly choirs, ethereal synth pads, and peaceful soundscape showcasing a mesmerising union between nature and machine along with all sorts of natural sounds from chirping birds, rain forest murmurs to sounds from the microscopic living world all fused within indistinguishable yet ingenious electronic patters reflecting on our dynamic yet structured environment.

‘Matt’ is definitely in a league of his own. ‘Infinite Garden’ is for minimal and ambient music connoisseurs and it makes me sad to think that people with a fickle mind may never be able to recognise the genius behind this release.

9/10           New mixes on
http://soundcloud.com/blueorb

Older Mixes on
http://blueorb.podomatic.com/
Outolintu
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Posted : May 24, 2007 15:59

          "no one ever sweats on a plug-in" -moby
Acidhive
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Posted : May 24, 2007 18:33
Ok release. I think his work as Ishq is way better though. But still, pleasant stuff           "Subconscious unravels at the point of death, and all time it has known erupts into a moment. As death extinguishes us, so we become it."

[Esoteric: Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum]
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