Wes Willenbring – Close, But Not Too Close

Wes Willenbring - Close, But Not Too Close

Wes Willenbring - Close, But Not Too Close

Wes Willenbring’s Close, But Not Too Close is a gorgeous ambient album, but not too ambient. Like experimental, ambient/post-rockers Labradford, Willenbring peppers his discreet, minimalist compositions with deliberate and interloping melodic accents that promotes active listening but without obligation.

These atmospheric pieces start with delicate piano and guitar sounds that are manipulated and treated and assembled into richly layered sonic wallpaperings that evolve with subtly shifting textures and melodies. Breadth and depth are supplied by adding and subtracting layers of vibrant tonal swells in periodic waves, often times forming shadowy soundtracks to mysterious worlds but just as often providing a serene, hypnotic and majestic soundscape suitable for daydreaming.

Close, But Not Too Close entertains in stellar fashion with hauntingly beautiful atmospheric compositions that should please fans of ambient music (see below).

Recommended If You Like (RIYL): Stars Of The Lid, Eluvium, Labradford, Calder and Harold Budd

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