Brian Conniffe - Bornless

There is a really beautiful crafted use of the stereo space that creates an immersive wide area of sound without getting to the point of dizziness.

As part of his solo work, Brian Conniffe has released a wonderful ambient album, Bornless. The album consists of a wide palette of sampled and synthetic sounds providing the listener with an environment that is stimulating yet relaxing.

The opening track The Heart Of Tiphareth comes on with slow waves of textured sound, perhaps a little akin to a didgeridoo although it is likely synthetically based. The atmostphere can easily be described as etherial and soothing. This is continued into Hogah Ha-Aretz (Hapardes Auriel). Although the etherial mood remains the sound moves into a slightly chaotic mode, but one that is further towards the realms of stimulating rather than distracting. Towards the middle of Volition And Quintessence we are introduced to more traditional orchestral sounds along with a little bit of solid structure in the phrases. Insects and birds fill the sound scape as L.V.X brings Bornless to its calm conclusion.

Overall the sounds is non abrasive, smooth and contains a lot of small detail that involves the listener in the experience. There is a really beautiful crafted use of the stereo space that creates an immersive wide area of sound without getting to the point of dizziness. Bornless would almost certainly suite fans of uplifting ambient sound scape. Perhaps Bornless can be said to in a similar vein to some of Coil's work.

Have a listen to Bornless for yourself on Sound Cloud.

Written by William Riever, 2014-08-05