A Sketchbook of Summer

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A Sketchbook of Summer

Paul Sills continues his musical voyage with this delightful opus. While it may evoke a memory of summer on some tracks, often it treats us to what Paul does best. That is combining swirling synths, acoustic instruments and gentle percussion to great effect in a gently drifting style. In fact, it’s closer to his drifting space music than the title suggests.

Okay, so the layered soundscapes aren’t as dense as on previous outings, but the expertly crafted soundscapes are still very much in evidence, washing over the listener in gentle waves with deep pulsations and a gentle, delicate resonance.

There are some strong melodies and themes to be found here, but this really is an album about ‘mood and feel’, with highlights being ‘Into Dusk’ with its hypnotic layers, ‘Solstice’ that hints at classic Tangerine Dream, the evocative ‘Family Portrait’ and the stunning, gently moody and grandiose ‘Beach Theme 2’.

It all expertly bridges the new age and melodic electronic music divide, being strongly atmospheric and a little moody without ever being melancholy. And as always with Paul’s work, there is a deeply positive emotional undercurrent.

This album is available to download or as a duplicated CD on a slimline tray. Check out our FAQ page for more information.

Reviews

  1. jude

    I am a bit fan of Paul Sills’ music. He has a unique style, immediately recognizable, even when he gives us something new. ‘A Sketchbook of Summer’ is in a slightly different style to previous albums. Warm, playful and very reminiscent of long summer days. Love it

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A Sketchbook of Summer on iTunes Store