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CHALK, ANDREW - A Light at the Edge of the World

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Faraway Press FP 025
Release Year: 2015
Note: a kind of sister/following album of 'Forty-nine views...' , based on impressionistic electric piano sounds, now condensed into one long piece (40+ min.), this creates a wonderful suspended contemplation mood, embracing the emptiness... + beautiful handcrafted packaging again with wooden spine on inner sleeve & clothbound outer spines...
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" 'A Light At The Edge Of The World' captures the fading essences and glow of 'Forty-Nine Views In Rhapsodies' Wave Serene' (2012), in a single 40 minute piece for electric piano atmospherics. Its predecessor being an album of romanticised vistas, is concluded here in a restrained and delicate homage of poetic impressionism. Beautifully mastered by Denis Blackham and packaged in completely handmade mini slipcase sleeves by Faraway Press."


"A return, of sorts, by the longstanding aQ favorite drone composer Andrew Chalk, who offers up another beautiful album of sparkle, glisten, and drift. In recent years, Chalk's recordings have reconfigured away from the static drama of high minimalism and into collections of miniatures - intimate, languid, sometimes haunted, always lovely snatches of sonic ephemera that could be pieced together as a koan of lost memory and forgotten landscape. It's the same filigree of impressionist tone and suspended atmosphere that is at work on A Light At The Edge Of The World, but he extends such passages and figures for over 40 minutes. Chalk cites his own 2012 album 49 Views In Rhapsodies' Wave Serene as the starting point for this album, in terms of recapturing the faded coronas that hang upon his clustered notes of electric piano and subtle analog synth articulation. An evanescent echo and artfully accreted drone trickle throughout the album, all of which are swimming in illumined, golden baths of hallowed light. Again, the allusions to Erik Satie's furniture music and Brian Eno's Music For Airports or Thursday Afternoon are quite apt on this lovely, lovely recording." [Aquarius Rec]