Dirk Serries & Trösta immediately begin carving an exquisite tapestry of harmonious serendipity with ‘Island on the Moon. The tones from their respective instruments (ambient guitar & alto saxophone) gel, blend, synergize and build an aural pathway that guides the listener into a sonic type of inner garden. Subtle shifts of direction are barely perceptible . .. until they’re completed (and then they’re onto the next shift).
Overall, one is left with a sense of floating high above the din that modern life has become as of late; at once both an unplugging & reconnection to a sense of grounding.
Call it an ambient anchor.
~Ambient Landscape, January 3rd, 2022
(we will feature a track from this album on our February ‘u n f o c u s e d’ series)
Ambient veteran DIRK SERRIES (worldwide renowned for his ambient alter-ego Vidna Obmana from 1984 till 2007) returns to this expansive sound universe with a new collaborative album that redefines the genre. Together with alto saxophonist TRÖSTA the duo delivers a breathtaking album just in time to comfort, soothe and challenge in these darker times.
ISLAND ON THE MOON is a symphony of harmony, depth and nuance. A solace drenched in melancholy and light, made without the aid of computers but by the hands of two crafted musicians on respectfully guitar and saxophone, and some outboard effects.
Releases early 2022 on Consouling Sounds
Performed in isolation October/November 2020 by Dirk Serries & Trösta : electric guitar, alto saxophone, effects.
Mixed and mastered at the Sunny Side Inc. studio, Belgium.
Design by Rutger Zuydervelt
Photography by Martina Verhoeven.