Warmth Terminal – Getting Closer (Hibernate, 2010)

Warmth Terminal
Getting Closer

CD Hibernate Recordings HB15 (UK, 06-2010)

01. On That Day
02. They Sat Down and Sighed Happily
03. It’s All Around Us
04. See in Slow Motion

Sounds Like: patience, warmth, light, stillness, hope… (Myspace)

Warmth Terminal is the artist pseudonym of British ambient artist David Lancaster. For his debut release he has crafted 45 minutes of soundscapes spanning 4 tracks. Each of these pieces are mid-length, delicately woven drone compositions. Upon listening however, it will become obvious that whilst structurally similar, each track is completely different in terms of tone and melody. From the atmospheric, nostalgic opening track « On That Day » to « They Sat Down and sighed happily » which fuses mellow drones with a constant accompanying field recording. The album continues with a blend of warm drones, accent synths and dreamy chords with « It’s All Around Us » and « See in Slow Motion ». (Hibernate)

As the artwork, project name and title of the record suggest it, David Lancaster is offering soundscapes / drone music with a clear tendency towards warm, quiet, radiant and comfortable atmospheres. Evolving layers of sounds, a few beats in the background sometimes, occasional field recordings and that’s it. « Getting Closer » isn’t presenting something new or groundbreaking but never pretends to do it too, it’s in fact a very humble and sincere work, and successful. (Derives)

Hibernate continue to build on their excellent track record with this simple, but stunning release from Warmth Terminal a.k.a ambient musician David Lancaster.
Getting Closer is a 45 minute glimpse into a precisely defined dream world spread over four tracks, each exploring drifting melodic structures in a focused and restrained manner. With the simplest of ingredients, Lancaster creates peculiarly vivid sonic landscapes and is capable of evoking, in this reviewer at least, an almost synaesthetic fusion of sound and mental imagery.
(John McCaffrey, Fluid Radio)

FR Le plus beau disque ambient à être tombé sur ma platine depuis une éternité. Pour être plus précis et devancer les éventuelles déceptions, ce n’est ni le plus abouti ni le plus imposant, juste le plus limpide (et c’est suffisant).
ENG The most beautiful ambient album I’ve heard this year. Or, more precisely, the most beautifully limpid ambient album I’ve heard this year.


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