Posts Tagged ‘ Psybient ’

Younger Brother – The Last Days of Gravity

Younger Brother – The Last Days of Gravity

9 songs, 1.123 hours long

The Last Days of Gravity is the most recent release from another one of Simon Posford’s (Shpongle, Hallucinogen) projects, Younger Brother. This album is probably my favorite of all of Posford’s work, and since I’m moving apartments this week and I haven’t had much of a chance to do any exploring, I’m going to take this opportunity to write about something I consider a modern classic. As usual, Posford’s work is genre-defining, and it’s placed somewhere between psybient and goa trance. The tempo is slow but the songs vary from being heavy to light and beautiful, and the album is somewhat of a journey, as Posford is known for. Personally, I find Younger Brother and Shpongle the best of the Posford projects by a wide margin, and Younger Brother is definitely the lesser-known of the two, and it’s not because of quality. For fans of Shpongle especially, this album is a must-listen. For those who want to know what the best of performed music combined with electronic composition can create, Younger Brother is at the top of the genre. My collection could not be complete without Younger Brother’s The Last Days of Gravity, as well as a few other Posford works that I’ll probably cover some other time.

Buy The Last Days of Gravity on Amazon.



Koan – When The Silence Is Speaking

Koan – When The Silence Is Speaking

9 songs, 1.3 hours long

Koan’s 2009 album When The Silence Is Speaking is a chill adventure. The album is fairly ambient, and this is an album I don’t mind throwing on to drown out noise from neighbors when I’d like to sleep. The album is full of empty sounds, lots of echoes over a slow but steady rhythm. Fans of Bluetech should definitely check this one out. Like Bluetech and other ambient works, it’s easier to talk about the atmosphere of When The Silence Is Speaking than other aspects of the album, and like Bluetech’s work, When The Silence Is Speaking has an aquatic feel. However, Koan’s work is less layered and more ambient than Bluetech. This isn’t a bad thing, it just leaves the album with a more lonesome feeling. Altogether, it’s a cool listen, and one I definitely recommend. Apologies to those who don’t know Bluetech for leaning so heavily on the comparison between the artists.

When The Silence Is Speaking in mp3 at Amazon.