Genre/Influences: Experimental, ambient.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Ishmael Cormack is a British artist who likes to experiment with sounds. His work is mainly based upon ‘gathering and weaving found sound with acoustics’. He already released several productions this year. “Ammil” reveals six tracks that were originally recorded in a 13th Century church.
Content: “Ammil” is clearly driven by a true experiment in sound that the artist has transposed into an approximate ambient sound. The tracks are inhibited, sometimes evoking a kind of ambient voyage. But it still has a sort of ballad approach because of the guitar playing and effects.
+ + + : The main strength of this album is the relaxing side. “Ammil” is an invitation to dream away and simply relax. The music creates a prosperous universe where the listener can create his own visual world.
– – – : The main point with this work is that the concept appears to be more fascinating than the music properly speaking. The tracks are somewhat similar and I’m missing variation.
Conclusion: I’ve already heard more exciting productions released by KrysaliSound although this album fits the intimate sound universe of the label.
Best songs: “Sister On The Shoreline”, “Fallow Keen”.