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James Murray & Mike Lazarev


Date: 17/11/20 Format: CD + Digital Total Duration: 23:21 Genre: Delicate Piano + Electronics


Following last year's reworking of 'Living Treasure' James Murray and Mike Lazarev present a collection of post-classical compositions woven into delicate ambient textures. Suññatā is the experience of encountering the non-self, of a sound and its reflection meeting in empty space, found here in the remarkable combined resonance of emotive piano and uniquely reactive sound design.  

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Music and Artwork by James Murray and Mike Lazarev

Mastered by Ian Hawgood

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'The seven instrumentals on Suññata¯ are often inordinately pretty, a few so rich in melody they're closer to song-styled, post-classical miniatures than ambient vignettes.' Textura

'The seven pieces have a dream like quality, one which has a slight blurriness that removes any sharp edges which allows for the listener to fall deep into the pieces.' Drifting, Almost Falling

'It’s easy to zone out when listening to this beautiful album, but paradoxically the record is also one of great focus. Murray and Lazarev focus on finding emptiness and peace, searching an inner Universe rather than the outer, physical world. Music is the great mediator between the two, and it speaks nothing but truth.' Fluid Radio

'Lazarev‘s post-classical piano compositions are colored by the delicate textures created by Murray which feel like a natural echo reflecting back the soul of the piano.' Ambientblog

'An album of resonant feeling and piercing clarity, aptly painting its themes of reflection and unfamiliarity. From reassuring repetitions in its opening tracks, to the more dislocating and pensive pieces later on, there is a real thoroughness to the emotions delivered. And yet, Suññatā's minimal grounding never demands more than the listener is willing to give. ' Ambientologist

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