Virginia Astley’s conceptual debut is a collection of tone poems meant to represent the sounds and mood of an innocent summer day. The album is notable for its use of field recordings and natural sounds, which Astley used as the foundation for these gorgeous improvised piano pieces. The playing is beautiful, simple, melodic, and evokes a childlike nostalgia. Listening to it is like lying in some sunny grassy garden and hearing the world pass by. An anomaly in her catalogue and a rarity in the record world, this LP is a sought after beauty.
– Dane Majors
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Ambient / Home Listening / Meditative / Modern Classical / Organic