Offthesky is Jason Corder, a composer and video artists who lives in Denver, US. He has been active for several years. In fact, 'Silent Went The Sea' is his fiftieth album, and that calls for a celebration. Eilean Records presents a special release for the occasion, including the album plus a second disc with a dvd connected to the eight tracks. But of course, regardless of all of that, this simply is a high quality piece of ambient music which certainly deserves your attention.
It's also one of those albums which are hard to write about. As I mentioned in the first paragraph, this is a collection of soundscapes, noises, drones, classical instrumentation and so on. Often it nudges towards chilly ambient while on other occasions there are fragments of modern classical music with piano, violins and sofort. The experience of Corder simply turns all of those elements into one enormous musical journey.
Perhaps the best way to explain it, is by saying that this is an excellent wedding between the music of drone-ambient acts like Dirk Serries or Stratosphere with the classical music of people like Olafur Arnalds or Sebastian Plano. I can also say that this is a brilliant album, which is absolutely true. Ambient fans, do not hesitate and get this piece of work into your cd player or whatever device you like to us. This is a highly recommended album, essential even...