sōzuproject – Breath Slowly
Elegant and timeless, sōzuproject’s “Breath Slowly” utilizes patience to an enormous degree, allowing a great deal of space to flow into the two sprawling pieces. Classical and drone work in unison within these quiet symphonies. Quite tasteful, the sweeps feel finely crafted embracing unique stately melodies. Right on the periphery of everything entire universes are hinted up, only allowed the most fleeting glimpses. The evolution of the two happens with such delicacy for sōzuproject allows for every possible facet of the sound to glisten and gleam. Stylistically the songs share a lot in common with modern classical as they incorporate key elements of ambient into the fluid mix.
“Ascent” starts off the album with great spirit. From such small moments, sōzuproject lets the song zoom out to incorporate ever-growing layers. Such glistening glowing worlds appear to emerge from the near silence. Gradually the piece becomes tender while a narrative begins to take shape. So many unusual twists and turns result in a world that feels wholly unique, unlike anything else. This process continues with “Descent”. A wordless choir introduces “Descent” as a cavernous approach makes it immediately richer in sound than the opener. Much more static than the previous piece, this one make great usage of buildups to have a dramatic effect. With so much remaining constant, even the smallest variations become amplified to a considerable degree.
Mysterious in nature, sōzuproject sculpts a vibrant colorful world with the soothing serenity of “Breath Slowly”.