Lingering Day: Anatomy of a Daydream Darshan Ambient
- 3Arc Of Angels03:50
- 4White Calm07:48
- 7The Seven Sleepers04:13
- 8The Lost Hunter06:46
- 9Bee's Fade06:15
- 10Hand In The Clouds03:42
- 11Kissing Crust03:34
- 13The Seven Sleepers Part 205:12
- 14Lingering Day06:34
- 15Reply To Red (Bonus Track)02:04
- 16Enigma (Bonus Track)02:45
Info for Lingering Day: Anatomy of a Daydream
Tranquil thoughts of sleep inducing music set a powerful foundation for Lingering Day: Anatomy Of A Daydream, the newest release by acclaimed Spotted Peccary Music artist Darshan Ambient (Michael Allison). Serene atmospheres and cinematic orchestrations enthrall while Darshan Ambient's signature piano melodies, processed guitar work, and nuanced synth-string passages work their magic, portraying a true sense of wonder and space.
This contemplative work, loosely based on the ancient story of The Seven Sleepers, is an abstracted and transformed experience of dramatic subtlety which opens a wide lens of character and emotion, sleep and relaxation, and mythological truths, which, in the sum of its compelling presentation, is instantly engaging and inspiring.
As the tenth Darshan Ambient release on the Spotted Peccary label, Lingering Day is the perfect album to mark such a milestone. The album features all the hallmarks that listeners have come to expect from a great Darshan Ambient release; effortless chilled grooves, glowing ambient textures, signature guitar melodies, delicate piano lines, processed electric guitar work, and nuanced synth-string passages are all present and accounted for throughout the fourteen tracks of Lingering Day.
Michael Allison is the lone creative force behind Darshan Ambient, single-handedly composing, performing and recording all of the music himself, and for Lingering Day his skills are in top form. Allison has created what could quite possibly be the ultimate album for Darshan Ambient fans, infusing the tracks with all of the trademark characteristics and nuances that listeners have enjoyed so much from his music over the past fifteen years. The textural ambient soundscapes that dominate tracks like “The Seven Sleepers” “Bee’s Fade” “Hand In The Clouds” and “Umbra” are truly sublime and gorgeous. The upbeat rhythms and skilled guitar work found on “Mover” “Kissing Crust” and “The Seven Sleepers Part 2” are executed with artistry and grace. The easy comfort of “Silver” and “White Calm” wrap the listener in a warm blanket of familiarity, while the jazz-flavored “Erroneous” and “The Lost Hunter” are ideal anthems for a lazy day.
With its serene atmospheres and cinematic orchestrations Lingering Day portrays a true sense of wonder and space, and from the delicate rhythm of “Snowflake” that opens the album with a restrained urgency, to the ambient textural title track that closes the album by slowly stretching time to savor those final moments, Lingering Day may very well be the most perfect Darshan Ambient album to date.
Serene atmospheres and cinematic orchestrations - Tranquil thoughts of sleep inducing music set a powerful foundation for Lingering Day: Anatomy Of A Daydream, the newest release by acclaimed Spotted Peccary Music artist Darshan Ambient (Michael Allison).
has been playing and composing music since the age of 16. His humble beginnings started in High School as lead singer for Brimstone in the Central Valley town of Modesto, California.
At the age of 17 he joined a "show band" from Los Angeles as the bassist for Skyway touring the South and the Pacific North West. Soon after they disbanded, he formed a life long friendship with Naux (Juan Maciel) playing in such bands as Nona Hendryx & Zero Cool, Richard Hell and China Shop in New York City.
In 1984, he formed his own band Empty House playing to very enthusiastic crowds in places like CBGB's, TRAX and The Pyramid Club; where they were the "house" band performing every Tuesday night. However, it was through his connection with Naux that Michael began composing music fusing "ambient" and "jazz" influences from Brian Eno to Miles Davis.
In 1992, he began a solo career writing and recording music that soon became known as Darshan Ambient; releasing several critically acclaimed albums such as Providence, The Zen Master's Diary, Autumn's Apple, re: Karma, From Pale Hands To Weary Skies, A Day Within Days and Dream In Blue. Allison's music has been used in films, documentaries and television commercials.
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