Ambient Memories is a lush and spacious album from Zurich-based project Ge & Luke, showing a vein of chilled-out ambient bliss.
The opening “Finding a New Destiny” is awash in atmospheric splendor. A trickling effect, like water flowing through a brook, surrounds spacious synth pads with eerie allure. More effervescent keys emerge during the rise in momentum, giving way to a piano-fronted pulse with gradually escalating percussion. The track builds with a patient, delicate power — sounding like an ideal accompaniment to a breezy spring day.
Shifting to a more nocturnal sound, as implied in the name, “A Canarian Night” stands out with haunting vocal-like synth layers and brooding piano lines. The bass-y pulses and wordless vocal effects send chills throughout, as does the more bubbly tonal shift approaching the three-minute mark, exuding a lovably playful nature. “First Rays of Sunlight” is another success, its glistening keys concocting an exotic spell fit for the Shenmue score. Ambient Memories is an atmospheric charmer throughout.
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“Finding a New Destiny” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2022’ Spotify playlist.