The Enchanted Grove was my favourite from this small collection. I am always a sucker for church bell sounds. The town I grew up and live in has an abundance of very old elaborate churches, there is always a bell tolling some where. So halfway through with the stringed out bells turning into a slow solo drum was really nice. Then to have it tie back together with the harp to carry you up and onward out I loved it. As for Gather Ye around the Hearth I think it would have been nice to have the crackling fire though out the whole piece it would have made it just that much more atmospheric. But regardless it was an enjoyable listen thanks for sharing!
Post by SeigneurGorbag on Aug 24, 2022 20:03:50 GMT -5
The cover catched my eyes first , very unusual, which is a positive point for such an experimental genre. I'm going to comment each track, while listening, so : The first track is straight to the point, the melody is cool, I'm glad you didn't surcharged it with useless instruments and melodies, as many people do in DS, it makes me think about a simplified version of Suikoden's music, and that's a compliment. The second track is A LOT different, and that's good because it's ear-catching when there is a radical change, we're going in a direction that I like more, it sounds like a journey through the forest of Lothlórien (which is a bit the imaginary behind this EP), the sounds are well-balanced, nothing superfluous. Third track is more straight to the point, the synth sounds that started at 10:30 reminds me A LOT of Hvis Lyset Tar Oss lead synth tone (with less highs and at a lower volume in this EP), the overall ambiance is coherent with the other tracks, great. The fourth and last track was my least favourite I would say, the harp sounded a bit off to me, that's personnal I guess, when the flutes are coming in it's great, It would be better if It didn't followed the harp in the 3rd chord (if I hear correctly), just my opinion.