Shades of a Vast Moment
The album is a melodic tale of sorrow, a search for meaning within the circle of life. It is mixture of ambient, lounge-y, jazzy tunes, which flow like a stream of water from beginning to end. The first song, “Inner Out,” could be the music score for an off-Broadway play. It lends itself to abstract visual interpretations, casting shadows moving through sound. The dark and eerie voices are akin to Sinead O’Connor’s lamenting voice. With lines such as “life sleeps with agony, and ashes came right through the dead part of you” the songs are solemn contemplations. Shades of a Vast Moment needs complete attention in order to catch all the subtleties within the lyrics and the music. I’d recommend putting your feet up and listening to it with a nice glass of port or, for those not partaking in alcohol, a thai tea perhaps.