Absinthe Twilight album review


Jason Smith, here formerly reviewed for his main project Night's Bright Colors, is kind of a very prolific as well inspired musician.

From Asheville, North Carolina, USA, - these (free internet download) releases are an elegant cinematic trilogy from the inside of His imagery sound, a very figurative and evocative soundtrack for the way of musical emphasis.

The first collection, Absinthe Twilight, is a successful attempt to score a 24 hours day, - Flowers of Evil is a three songs suite featuring one dedicated to Edward Gorey (Edward Gorey's Bedtime Story), and Absinthe Mourning completes the missing pieces of this melodious puzzle.

A cradle of gentle tunes, mostly instrumental, others sung by Jason's soothing voice; - then acoustic guitars, cello, piano, keyboard, a few quiet percussions, - a daydreaming goodnight after a warm cup of tea, a cold sneaking wind from a window, - some classic piano sonatas (enumerated with roman numbers) balanced with some more modern folk ballads, sometimes reminding me of Neil Halstead (A Cradle Song, 2pm - autumn hill).

Pure isolationism, no time to party, - it is a melancholic cycle of ambient melodies, a continuous quiet poetic introspection, - lonely bedroom atmospheres, the stars in a clear nocturnal sky - relaxing and silently are the reading key of these little gems, - where their strenght is marked by their own mesmerising beauty.


Komakino