I don’t really have a sponsor for this blog, but it would be great if I did, though I can’t imagine any reputable company would want their name associated with my nonsense, and especially not if they had to pay for the privilege. I’m not fussy, I’ll take a disreputable company, as long as they’re not unethical…
Anyhoo, this post is sort of an advert, though it also contains free stuff! The stuff in question is music, and the music in question is a downloadable album called Organic Digital by Patient: Richard.
Now I do have to confess that I’m a friend of the artist, so I can’t help but be a little biased, though what first brought us together was our love of similar types of music, so I would like it regardless of whether I knew him or not. He’s been composing and producing music for a number of years now, straddling a number of genres within electronica whilst retaining a unique and recognisable style.
Organic Digital falls strongly into the ambient category, though at the same time distinct beats and rhythms run through several of the tracks, maintaining the tempo of the album and showcasing his creative diversity. The album is a haunting, melancholic journey through a soundscape tinged with both despair and optimism. Distorted voices swell and fall through seas of sailing chords, melodies loop and fold, rich layers of sound expand and echo creating a deep emotive undercurrent. Other people have likened it to a film soundtrack without a film, and it is an excellent comparison. It takes the listener and transports them to a place of beauty, then to a place of sadness, effortlessly shifting from a dark, disturbing nursery rhyme into soft, reflective chiming strings and beyond. Whilst each track has its own merits, the album is best appreciated in its entirety, again reminiscent of a film soundtrack rather than just a collection of pieces of music.
I think it’s excellent. It’s not hard on the ear like some experimental music can be, it’s well paced, and although it carries a theme throughout the whole album, there is enough variety in the tracks to keep the listener stimulated and absorbed. Try listening to it in the dark (try listening to any good music in the dark) and you’ll be able to appreciate it all the more!
Even better, the album’s free (though you can make a cash donation if you’re affluent and/or keen to support creativity.) I’ve included the link below, and I’d urge you to give it a try. At just under 90 minutes in duration it’s hardly a large chunk of your life you’re sacrificing to give it a listen, and it’s well worth your time. I strongly expect there will be more to come from Patient: Richard, so it’s a good idea to give yourself extra kudos by being able to say you were there at the beginning. Download the free, excellent album… Now!
* * * *
Back to ‘Keeping It Green’ next time… Hopefully sooner rather than later
Until then… ses x