Saturday, November 13, 2010

Arcticology - Haven

Text taken from Earth Mantra Netlabel

Just as if he were an old friend returned from a long journey away, we welcome our friend Dale Humphries back to the shores of Earth Mantra with this beautiful new Arcticology release 'Haven'. And what a return he has made.

Arcticology has always been about pure blissful ambience, but he has truly outdone himself with this striking release. Heavenly waves of sound ebb and flow like tides on a timeless shore, while the artist's trademark attention to structure and detail ensures the music is as rewarding to the active listener as to the passive listener. Clearly Eno has influenced Dale in a major way, but just as clearly Dale has paid attention to the active ambient compositional structures that Mahler and Satie so aptly have demonstrated. The result is full-bodied well-rounded ambient music that excels on all levels. The musicology is firm and well established. The sound design is nothing short of gorgeous. The mood is breathtaking. Simply phenomenal work, from an artist we have come to expect world class results from. He does not disappoint.

What a way to kick off a new year! Earth Mantra is proud to release 'Haven' as our first offering in 2009, and we are hoping it heralds a whole year of fantastic ambient music. Certainly we are hoping to hear more from Dale Humphries in 2009, and couldn't be prouder that he has chosen Earth Mantra to release his lovely music.

Music written, recorded, and produced by Dale Humphries.
Released in January 2009

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