11 October 2012

WMRI - Emerald Sky

Record: 2009 • Edition: 2012 • USC-WR-1210.0101

Tranquil sky ambience. Meditative and calm space work. Green dream music like the color of emeralds in the sun.

Tracklist: 01.Emerald Sky (40:39)

Composed by WMRI. All instruments programmed, keyboards and synthesizers played, music written, arranged and mixed, artwork by Mike Winchester. Cover photo by Andréia Bohner.

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1 comment:

  1. I posted a link to Emerald Sky by WMRI a few weeks back, without any real comments or further exploration.

    In the time since then, I’ve been exploring a lot more of WMRI’s music. And I’ve been really enjoying what I’ve found.

    WMRI is Russian synthesist Mike Winchester. He has quite a few releases spread throughout the Internet, on sites like Jamendo, AmieStreet, Bandcamp, etc. (Jamendo has probably the deepest collection of his works around.) And while much of it is quite good, I feel that his work really shines on a series of recent releases that he alludes to as the “Ambient Gem Series”.

    The releases that (so far…) seem to make up this series include: Emerald Sky, Ruby Canyon, Amethystine Cave & Citrine Lake.

    Emerald Sky consists of a single, eponymous long-form (40+ minutes) track. It begins with some subtle pads, amidst which some high pitched notes float, while underneath low tones—almost stringlike—put some solidity down below. The movement is slow, perhaps cloudlike. The patterns repeat, but with just enough subtle variation—like the clouds themselves as they drift across the sky.


    All in all, I find the entire Ambient Gem Series very coherent. You can see in the design of the cover art that there is a consistency throughout. The pieces all fit together into a larger whole. I’d probably say Emerald Sky and Ruby Canyon are my faves at this point, but I’d recommend them all. [June 16th, 2010]