Basically described, and probably best filtered, as an ambient, atmospheric and post-rock project, Cotee, on his In the Branches creative vision, does in the present release a deeply surreal, stratospheric and cinematic presentation of a profoundly musical scenario. With a relaxing sound, a highly philosophical soundtrack of existence, and displaying the vast tranquility of a sonorous exhilaration, filled with an acquisitive proposition of soul meditation, Wilderness Time is a creative configuration of space, time and infinity, propelling an acquiescence of significant embodiment exhortation, to wander free and fine throughout a relevant sound colorless hemisphere, complemented with the spiritual vision of a highly dimensional thematic music.
Wilderness Time is a highly spiritual and completely definitive journey at the core of the universe of one’s soul. Being the perfect soundtrack for the principles of a personal philosophy, you can feel deep inside your soul the perfection, the intensity, the emotion and the consistency behind the music. The title of this marvelous work was probably influenced by the fact that – as Shane himself explained – the guitar parts were recorded in several different locations throughout the west of the USA, and then the songs were improved and reworked in a confined undisclosed location in the state of Montana.
With eleven tracks, consistently bound together by the cinematic scope upon which Cotee managed to tie them altogether, the chain of sonorous beauty that links the sound and the vision behind these tracks is really outstanding, surpassing the poetic elements that create the synthesis that revolves around the honesty upon which his intentions rely on, building a cohesive wall of sonorous elements that poetically feel the air you breath, transforming the molecules and atoms of your surroundings into harmonious and transcendental musical terrain. Remarkable as it is, you can see the soundscape that he creates with his mostly elemental opaque layers of tunes, creating anamorphic structural melodies, that unravels the independent consciousness of the blind feelings, that reveal to you the beauty of invisible expectations.
A great work of art is what waits the listener on this record. Shane Cotee, the artist and the vision behind In the Branches, captures perfectly entire landscapes of beauty, poetry and dreams and gives them sound forms, cohesively infusing in your imagination a soul searching musical scenario, deeply touched by the poetry of the senses and the most sublime form of melancholic appreciation. Wilderness Time, beyond any legitimate significance, is a great ambient cinematic centered work, that could be the soundtrack of your dreams, literally speaking. This is an outstanding record that you can hear any time, but certainly, it is perfect to be heard before you go to sleep, when the lights in your bedroom are off. So you just have to close your eyes, and let your mind go with the music. Suddenly, you will see a movie pass by you, with the most exhilarating landscapes accompanying you throughout a journey of relaxing undefined rhythms, boosted by a poetically reflexive density, deeply inserted in the highest wall of soundscape reliability that heals your dreams inside your soul.
An extremely sensible and effusively sensitive ambient work, with a highly volatile atmospheric technique, Wilderness Time, by In the Branches is a very peculiar, consistent and interesting record, that shows a high level of artistry and proficiency regarding the soundscape ambient genre, incredibly skilled at the emotional, creative and devotional ground. A record that will certainly wake up your senses, and eradicate each and every one of your wounds. Profoundly remarkable, deeply philosophic and never boring, Wilderness Time, by In the Branches, is one incredibly lucid and outstandingly excellent ambient work, with a true to life cinematic urge. If you really are into this type of sound, you should really check it out this record. It will reach your heart, your soul, your mind and your body instantly!