With nine tracks, being them Moon Snatcher, Forest Mist, Embers of Burning Light, The Fairy That Disappeared, The Lonely Steed, Dance of the Elves, Fortress of Imprisonment, Weeping at Stars and Hibernation in Winter Castle, Ambient I probably manages to be one of the most captivatingly soft ambient albums ever created. Mesmerizing, simple, beautifully executed and as light as the wind can be, all of its tracks are astonishingly beautiful. A transcendental sense of tranquility and calmness invades the lines of your soul, as you listen to this album, that goes throughout your spirit, magically burning a deal of enchantment that rises by the thin veil of your serenity, intensifying, but at the same time healing the hidden aneurisms that you may have, suffocating your transparency. Perfect for moments of solitary introspection, Ambient I – if you have the patience to fully understand the artistic proposal behind it – manages to be a remarkable work of art by its own rights and merits, having some distinctions that ambitiously leaves space to a great deal of interpretations!
Having created a genre that could easily be labeled as soft melodic (or melancholic) ambient, for such a “static” piece of music, this work is surprisingly multilayered. Folk styled elements, soft ambient atmospheres and easy ethnic melodies are all greatly combined together, in a very pasteurized field of sound lines, corroborating with a very relevant ambience path an interesting vibe of old cultural spheres of influence, incorporating in an ever increasing element of traditional traits a fascinating and extremely personal school of sound. As beautiful harmonies lay hidden in an increasingly soft, but always ascending pattern of melodic beauty, this soft enchanting timeless tracks carry out so much potential inside them, that you will hear, feel and touch beauty, in each and every track of this marvelous and increasingly astounding groundbreaking album.
Although each and every track has its own beauty, the album manages to retain a style, completing a cohesive cycle of precision, density and purpose, that impressively fits a coherent concept. As the songs talk to your soul, to your mind, to your perceptions and to your unwillingly desperate desire to be on your own, Ambient I is an impressive album, that talks to the most fragile and imperative elements of the human nature, never forgetting for how long the soul fits into the most deserted spaces, to start over again what in fact has never been finished.
I simply cannot stand at how marvelous this album really is! An undoubtedly profound and relentless masterpiece, Ambient I, with its ever achieving greatness, is for the ones who know what they’re looking for, in musical terms, at least! And impressively, you don’t have to be a great fan of the ambient/ dungeon synth genres to appreciate this album, as its artistic scope goes far beyond the ordinary limits, reaching far wide the plural spectrum of undeniable insurgency that all the great works are destined to have.
One of the best albums I have ever heard in my entire life, its atmosphere is universal, philosophical, poetic, melancholic, divine and intensely beautiful. The artistic ambitions of Vindkaldr simply goes way above the usual, and, as a result, Ambient I turned out to be the magnificent joy of work that I politely invite you to experience for yourself. It’s simply the most outstanding and marvelous journey one can ever take, using music as a means of transportation. You cannot miss this chance. Listen and enjoy!