Between all of the horrors on the news right now, it’s good to know that Aural Canyon is here to add some comfort and relaxation to this spring with a heap of back-to-back stellar ambient releases. The next tape on the schedule, Dreams and Visions from the Llano Estacado by Andrew Weathers, is a minimalist sunburst of positive vibrations that you can coast on for a good day or more.
Weathers melds together rippling electric guitar meditations with cold synths and subtle drum machines, and turns them into beds of dreamy soundscapes. Some tracks bend more towards the atmospheric, like the droning and shadowy “Salt Permeable Earth,” while others, like “Wind/Air,” are constructed around loose melodies and hypnotic repetition.
One major highlight of this album is of the later of these two approaches. “Northwest Escarpment” is centered around a cloud of electronic chirps and subtle keyboards that serve as the backdrop for a calm, pulsing guitar loop. If you could imagine the sunny, emotional and spiritual opposite of a David Lynch soundtrack, then you wouldn’t be too far off from this track.
Ghostly, ethereal and endlessly meditative, Andrew Weathers’ Dreams and Visions from the Llano Estacado will guide you to a very serene state of mind. Order this tape right here.
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