The famous Steichen photograph comes to mind upon reading the title of Stellar Descent’s contribution, and I feel it sets the mood perfectly. Frogs ribbitting in the back while a (for this artist) brief melody tells a tale that sounds like a mixture of the stellar “On the Shores of this Cosmic Ocean” and the earthen “Cycles of Life”. Fantastic as always.
Aylwin’s, too, is a lot like their previous material, but harder and less aerious. Definitely a great release!
Favorite track: Moonrise.