By Drew Wilson
This review covers the downtempo ambient track Sort of Expression – Hearts in this World.
This particular track was released in 2004 on a self-titled album.
This track starts off with some ambient effects and some slow filtered percussion’s. Even though there isn’t much more to this, it is moving.
This track then eventually stops and goes into what sounds like another track that starts off with two samples. The track then features some piano work, then a looped sound of a person sort of singing something that seems to be incomprehensible (at least to English speakers). It is obvious that this is all one track when the filtered percussion’s return, so it is kind of an unusual way to mix something.
Personally, I like it. It has that soothing feeling that I expect from an ambient track. There’s also that sense of something lost in this track, though nothing about this track really spells this out. Even though there is a strange drop in the middle, it somehow all works. It’s as if there was two tracks, but it is still clearly one track that stands on its own. Definitely a different form of evolution found in this track, but a working form nevertheless. Never would have expected a false ending to just work in a track, but it does in fact work.
Overall, this is definitely a nice track to listen to. It can enhance certain moods and is definitely a track worth listening to at least once. For me, I sometimes go back and listen to it again and again.
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