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SMM : Opiate CD
Ghostly International

Available through the Helen Scarsdale Agency: $13.00

SMM : Opiate is the second release in Ghostly's SMM series, which is an ongoing exploration of the evocative possibilities of sound, with a focus on classical minimalism, electronic and drone composition, film soundtracks, and fragile imaginary landscapes.

1 SIMON SCOTT - Water Shadow
2 A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN - Ti Prego Memory Man
3 CELER - Nothing So Mystical
4 BLACK SWAN - Passings, Heartbreak
5 JIM HAYNES - This is Radio Sweden
6 EN - White
7 PJUSK - Dorsk
8 FIELDHEAD - 37th
9 NOVELLER - Bright Clouds Bloom

"Opiate is an introvert. Many standout releases in the ambient field, both individual and compiled, share this quality. They appear shy to the stranger. To the uninitiated, the sounds may be cruising – but if you go deeper, you will see that every sound has its purpose predestined, designed to lead up to a specific point so that the ultimate emotional impact may be felt, like a quiet, powerful shock-wave. Just because the drones seem shy, it does not necessarily mean that the music is in any way reserved or conservative. The ambient-tinted music prefers to conceal its beauty until the right moment." -- Fluid Radio



cd version | $12.00