An October Evening

by Phobos

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    DVDr is region free, and is only available with the physical package The DVD contains the backdrop images used at my recent appearance at Awakenings, accompanied with the tracks:- Awakening and Evening Sky and lasts approx 60 minutes.

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Recorded live at Awakenings, Burton on Trent, UK, on 17th October 2015.
Recording taken directly from my soundcard.

Available in 24 bit FLAC

Tracks:-
1) (00:00) Awakening
2) (44:33) Evening Sky
3) Drift Away (Encore)

Special thanks to Phil Booth, Dave Buxton, Jez Creek and Xan Alexander.


Review by Bert Strolenberg www.sonicimmersion.org/index.php

Since I’ve been following the nicely crafted atmospheric works of Phobos, David Thompson has been offered several opportunities to perform at UK’s Awakenings festival. If I’m not mistaken, "An October Evening" is his third live album recorded at that venue, featuring his full gig of October 17, 2015.

Once again, the slow unfolding and deep ambient outcome has a profound haunting and surreal impact. It paints images of the intense atmospheres found in the remnants of abandoned asylums, old graveyards and industrial estates along gloomy nature scenes. Sorrow, grief, desolation and anxiety set the score on the biggest part of the 44-minute "Awakening", relentless and without much remorse. Only in the last section of this piece, things morph into a lighter, friendlier and more inviting sphere.

The uplifting ethereal atmosphere continues flowing on "Evening Sky", which also welcomes a subtle rhythm. This ambient-space trip (accompanied by some great cosmic scenery on the dvd) lines up nicely to classic vidnaObmana. The CDr ends with an 8-minute encore, a slow spiraling moodscape done on the spur of the moment as the artist wasn't expecting to be asked to do one. All in all, this music is another fine job by David Thompson.

The hardcopy edition (limited to 50 copies) of this all new cinematic material includes a bonus DVDr featuring the backdrop video used at the concert, accompanied by the first two live tracks.

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released December 12, 2015

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Influenced by the dark space ambient journeys of Oophoi and Steve Roach. The music is created with a range of hardware and software synthesizers and samplers, along with various effects and field recordings.

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