Drifting In Silence - Truth

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Truth is a blend of instrumental layerings and ambient sounds that create a meditative space, alive with hints and whispers of the living world. Instrumental layers provide a matrix rich with samples of the sounds we hear every day. Within the context of Truth's instrumental and vocal layerings, we are allowed to temporarily hear them fresh, without taking them for granted or filtering them from our awareness.

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Truth begins with the life we breathe...and so does the album, Truth, by Drifting In Silence.

Truth is a blend of instrumental layerings and ambient sounds that create a meditative space, alive with hints and whispers of the living world. Instrumental layers provide a matrix rich with samples of the sounds we hear every day. Within the context of Truth's instrumental and vocal layerings, we are allowed to temporarily hear them fresh, without taking them for granted or filtering them from our awareness.

One of the refreshing things about Drifting In Silence is an approach to ambient composition that confers the ability to hear individual instruments. Within the shifting sonic matrix, a plangent guitar note rings out and slowly unfolds, adding itself to the moving currents while still retaining its identity. Human voices are treated as instruments, providing structure and background texture, and occasionally commanding our attention as foreground focus.

Truth is structured to take the listener along a liminal journey, with quiet interludes like "Infall" providing rest stops along the way. Each track contributes its own set of aural experiences, posing its own question within the larger consideration of Truth. The scattered threads culminate in the 13-minute final track, "Truth." Out of the silence following the concluding notes of "After the Storm," a single note emerges and buds into related harmonies and timbres. In the end, Truth is revealed to be both much simpler, and much richer than we would have imagined when we started.

Drifting In Silence is the nom d'art of American composer and multi-instrumentalist Derrick Stembridge. Truth is his third composition and second published work to date.

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