A suite of perfect soundworks- airy drones that -as home normal says- are perfect for cloud-watching, dreaming, you name it.....these pieces lilt and glide, a true antidote to our anxious times.......ss/tm/am
Favorite track: Unravelling.
Following up from 2014's 'Bokeh', Home Normal welcomes back Wil Bolton. 'Cumulus Sketches’ is an album of fragile, drifting ambient structures for daydreaming and cloud-watching. Pastoral analogue synthesizer melodies and effects pedal textures are intertwined with rural and urban environmental sounds recorded in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.
released January 14, 2021
Written and recorded by Wil Bolton
Cover art by Stijn Hüwels
Mastered by Ian Hawgood
'Cumulus Sketches is immediately expansive, with spread-out, immersive melodies and an oriental atmosphere. In general, the music is tranquil, restorative, and healthy, and the tracks are given time to properly develop, feeling more like fully-grown pieces and less like the sketches of its title. The blurred effect of reverb only adds to the dream, making Cumulus Sketches the perfect soundtrack for cloud gazing.' James Catchpole, Fluid Radio