Every month, Eilean Records release one of these ambient gems and it's always a pleasure to listen to them. English composer Wil Bolton delivered the February edition, which has become a warm, organic piece of music, gently floating through the room. With keyboards and guitars, Bolton creates elaborate soundscapes, perhaps a bit similar to what people like Dirk Serries, Field Rotation or Pete Namlook have done over the years.
At times, as in the great title track 'February Dawn', the drones might be a bit harsher than the usual easy-to-listen-to ambient tunes from people like Brian Eno or Harold Budd have created but never in an obtrusive way. The whole remains on a listener-friendly level, a perfect companion for those late night relaxation sessions. The slow, lingering soundscapes fill the air with a warm sound.
It's hard to pick a favorite track out of these ten but if you make me, I'll probably go with the gloomy and melodic 'Weatherboard' or perhaps closer 'Honeywood'. Both add a touch of melody to the music, be it in a very minimal way. However, as with most of the Eilean releases, I prefer listening to this album in its entirety and I recommend you do the same. If you are a fan of ambient sounds, you surely want to have this beauty in your collection.