Simiram – Somnii
This release comes from a netlabel I recently found thanks to some really dedicated bloggers out there. Elpamusic is quite astounding in my eyes, not only because they release wonderful music but also because they do just that little bit more for the listener. With most of their releases they include high-resolution wallpaper artwork for your desktop – I am currently cycling through a few of theirs now and they look brilliant.
I really enjoyed this album, and still am. It has this otherworldly quality to it, a quiet winter amongst the snow filled forests, icy winds, dark nights and pine trees. Opener Stranger lights a warm fire with its driving acoustic guitar while Amplitude follows with swashing synths, plodding beats and airy guitar strings. I still get this cold vibe all throughout the record, but it’s a cold that I’m enjoying, and more so with every listen. The wallpaper isn’t half bad either.