Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Chris Abrahams - Appearance [Room40 Promo]

Put out on the circuit via the ever active Australian imprint Room40 on November 20th, 2k20 is "Appearance", the latest album release by pianist and experimental composer Chris Abrahams who presents his first solo piano longplayer with this one after heavily focusing on the electro-acoustic side of things previously. With the two pieces featured on the album "As A Vehicle, A Dream" and "Surface Level" both coming close to or exceeding the 20 minutes mark - not counting in the boiled down additional 6 minutes excerpt of "As A Vehicle, A Dream" as a distinguished body of work in its own right - Abrahams caters a touching, emotional journey into the beauty of Ambient-leaning piano performance, introducing a world of slowly cascading, yet slightly varying motif repetitions of mostly solemn, comforting nature, probably slightly influenced by ruminative ancient sonic aesthetics and minimalism oftentimes found in the Asian realm, especially traditional Japanese and Chinese music whilst providing a beautiful, and well romantic, backdrop for intimate candle light dinners with a beloved soul as well as ear candy for those seeking for soothing comfort and warmth in these trouble times. Timeless.


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