Linear Bells – Silence
Linear Bells presents a unique grace on the contemplative “Silence”. Reflection on the mixture of the urbane with the countryside is delivered with the utmost of care. Nicely framing this journey are glorious shimmering drones that ebb and flow with a symphonic flourish to them. Edits follow this template with elements of field recordings added into the mix. Melodies are elegantly woven into the rather elaborate drones that intermingle throughout the duration of the piece. By opting for such an approach the sound is one that evolves slowly, gradually, and with great care.
A glowing drone introduces the piece. From such mellowed origins the song moves forward incorporating ever growing environmental sounds. The way that the melody shifts feels reminiscent of singular well-executed movements. Little vocals are twisted and distorted until they form a wordless choir of sorts. Shifting with great care the piece changes into a rural scene. Insects buzz in the distance. Various drones enter into the mix playing off of this softer approach. Eventually this sound fades resulting in tactile far-off noises about halfway through the piece. Downright tender this is the heart of the piece. Roughly two-thirds into the sound the song feels nearly submerged as the low frequencies take hold in the piece. By the final stretch everything seems to come together into a luxurious swirl of sound, one that gently returns to Earth after a lovely orbit.
Exploring the quietest moments in life Linear Bells charts a beautiful journey on “Silence”.