All ambient albums come with their respective distinctions and peculiarities, and this is no exception. With dotted and fragmented points of harmony, and easy combinations of alternating atmospheric tensions and calmness, Time in Space greatly improves the balances and challenges normally faced by contemporaneous ambient artists, that is, to compose and disperse soft harmonies in a well-designed layer of sound, that will entertain, rearrange emotions, and diversify at the same time.
Nonetheless, ambient albums should never be too long, or have too long tracks, unless you’re mixing it with another styles. Doesn’t matter if we’re talking about a great and experienced artist or not, eventually the album will be boring, and limited to a restricted scenario: it will be good before going to sleep, or for a yoga class, or for a relaxing meditation session. Otherwise, it will never make too much of a difference. And as it could be expected, the same applies to this case.
Don’t get me wrong. Time in Space, by Heavenchord, is a great album, for the ambient genre, though. This means that, if you really like this kind of music, there is a greater probability for you to like this album, tough inevitably you will be eventually bored. When the melodies are too slow, and drawing variations that departs from the same patterns, you just have an hour long motionless music. Of course this is absolutely the main proposal of ambient music. Nevertheless, ambient artists have to constantly remind themselves that their main challenge is to create an irrelevant ambient sound that at the same time should be subtly interesting.
The album have its great moments. The scales, differentiations of sound, the subtle changes in harmony, and the fragmented discrete peaks of pulverized serene melodies are all remarkable features, and in the end, the album is not boring at all, although at the same time didn’t get me the will for listening a second time. Reverberating with excellent and amazing technical skills, it does have it all that is necessary to make a great ambient album. Excellent in the proposal that reclaims for itself, it certainly can be considered a great masterpiece on the ambient atmospheric underground scene, since promotes constant expansions of sound spaces and collides cohesively with the mastering perfection of an impeccable technique. Having no flaws or fractures that anyone could point it out, Time in Space, despite some lapsed moments of excessive sonorous uniformity, conflagrates a great scale of finely detailed and lucid ambient art, that probably will captivate each and every lover of ambient music out there. So, if ambient music is your thing, you should give it a listen. It will be very worthwhile, educative, fun, entertaining, relaxing and definitive.