Ambience. That's the name of the game with this months release from Kahvi ambient meister 'Realm'. Short in track number but long in playing time, Empyrean is another example of long evolving textures and epic depth similar to Realms previous release at #360 last year.
Not sounding unlike Curious Inversions with his subtle mentions of Tangerine Dream and Solar Fields, Realm takes it to another level with subtle and gentle peaks and troughs.
Self loops and voices is a favourite for me with it's retro feel and nudges towards Tangerine Dream, and Vorpal Sword is more aimed at squaring off alongside Curious Inversions territory. Cover artwork is by guest artist Jukka Hautamaki, who is well known for mixing art with electronic audio. This work is entitled 'Empyrean' fittingly. http://www.galleriahuuto.net/?p=10044&lang=en"