Diminished Composition (Ambient Drone/2016)
This is one of my best finds on Bandcamp. You must have a good pair of headphones to listen. Slow piano keys, a dreamy background, and the sound of clocks at the start of the track. The soundscape slowly fills in the space and a gentle reverb eases you into serenity. Best saved for after a hard day at work.
Willamette is the project of Joseph Yonker and brothers Davin and Kevin Chong. The melancholic precision and restrain that has distinguished Willamette among other postclassical artists has been refined on the group’s third release, Diminished Composition. The preeminent ambient label Infraction Records released Willamette's gorgeous debut LP Echo Park in 2011, accompanied by some of the most beautiful packaging for a record Scissor Tail has ever seen. A score for the film All the Lines Flow Out by Charles Lim Yi Yong, Willamette’s stunning second album Always in Postscript saw release in 10” vinyl format the following year on Own Records. 1
Hope you enjoyed this slow ambient gem!