Artist: Nunc Stans
Album: The Unnamable

Released: July 2009
Label: dataObscura

The Unnamable Nunc Stans
Out of the mere arrangement of tones Anthony Paul Kirby recording as Nunc Stans is able to conjure up distinct and evocative Ambient atmospheres. Some of the ten tracks on his CD The Unnamable are rendered in darkness, fewer in light, together bringing the listener to an interesting digital twilight of their own imagining. This music is the sonic equivalent of clouds crossing a great plain or mist rising from a dark body of water - in order to perceive and appreciate these qualities the beholder must match the activity level of their surroundings. The sounds are wonderful. They rise and recede gently, each in its own turn. Drones slowly crest as different tones touch in space to create a distinctive gradually resonating soundfield. Long deep tones roll beneath tingling high frequencies - and in between the panorama extends towards a hazy hidden horizon. Thanks to Kirby's personal language of abstraction, these beautiful soundscapes turn any quiet listening area into an all-encompassing sonic environment.

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END   27 August 2009

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