Heasley "Where the earth meets the sky"
Running time 63mins
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2. Western Sky
3. Monterey Bay
4. Where the earth meets the sky
creates beautiful organic ambient music using only a tuba. Sounds impossible?
Well, it has to be heard to be believed! The tuba is processed through
multi-effects to achieve the desired sound. The textures of sound have
a unique quality, with (as you might expect) the tuba sound most noticable
at the start of each note. The notes ring out over long distances and
morph into delicate atmospheric sounds.
Tom was featured on Radio 3's 'Mixing It' programme 27th August 2004 and
in Feb 2002. We can't praise this CD highly enough... it really is a classic.
on long dark rays of sound, Tom Heasley ventures to the place Where the
Earth Meets the Sky. What makes this expressive journey even more unique
is Tom's instrument of choice... Forget "oompah-pah"... these transmogrified
tuba sounds spread into never-before-heard panoramas of sonic exploration!
Delicious low drones (which rival any synth) seep into Ground Zero (17:02),
then expand into layers containing brighter sweeps and warmly spiraling
swells of brass. Imagine a wide terrain twisting beneath a cover of undulating
streams, fading as evening gradually falls. Sinuous streams perform slow-motion
acrobatics in the Western Sky (14:46), moving like cloud formations in
vast billowing slurs. In the final moments, a few strands of throat singing
slip through. In a darker region, Monterey Bay comes alive... from an
uneasy near-silence, animalistic flutters emanate in growling moans and
giant-mosquito drones to be subdued by a preternaturally lengthy series
of foghornesque blares. Beautiful resonance rises like a mist. A bit of
throat singing gives additional texture to the rolling waves which occur
Where the Earth Meets the Sky, a rather spooky expanse of organically
evolving currents which hovers in a mysterious shroud of sound. Tubular!
Extra points to Tom Heasley for bringing something so ordinary-yet-unusual
into the ambient arena. "
Ambientrance Magazine, USA.
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