"With 'Approach' Ian has honed his stark ambience into two expanses, both subtly overpowering. Fitting well within the title theme, Marking 1 embodies the feeling of braving the elements to reach an unseen goal. This shroud of a piece offers no reprieve. Surprisingly, we find Marking 2 to be the exact opposite. The listener is presented with reassuring ambience as a reward, calming and bright. The contrast is welcome and is easily seen as a different side of the same coin rather than two competing styles.
'Approach' perfectly encompasses the experience of a harrowing journey, and destination as relief."
Originally available for purchase via Prime Ruin but has since sold out.
Remaining copies can be purchased here.
10 minutes each side.