I never would have never guessed that a guitarist who plays rock, country, R&B and more 120 days out of the year would find the time or even want to make an ambient album. Luckily Infinite_coil decided to do exactly that. Not unlike other contemporaries such as Star of the Lid or less obvious comparisons to Max Richter, Infinite_coil is able to create soundscapes that feel like landscapes. It's as if you were strolling down a cloud through a luminous city or flying through the majestic skies whiles gazing upon the busy city streets. Transmit contains four songs which is an impressive, subtle, melancholy yet serene album that displays a fluid understanding of how to bend sounds and place them in the right context to create meaning.
The melancholy “Transmit 1” which is more then double the length of any of the other songs swells with dynamics and transitions as sounds drop in only to leave us a moment later. It's a journey that goes by fast despite the slow feel of the song. “Transmit 2" feels like a slight variation of the first song which works just fine. A couple of different tones and textures are introduced but for the most part it feels like a continuation which a lot of ambient music should feel like. The album concludes with “Transmit 4” which explores other subtleties and nuances with great care. This is an album that to me at least contains feelings of serenity, tranquility, solace and hope that wash over your body as you listen.
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