Dream In Blue is the Fall 2011 release by the celebrated artist Darshan Ambient (aka Michael Allison). As with previous Darshan Ambient releases, Allison's melodies and harmonization are sublime, and his rhythms, while complex, evoke a sense of effortlessness that leave the listener engaged and fulfilled. At times, the album brilliantly weaves Jazz motives through ambient forms, while never abandoning the compelling, signature style of electronic music for which Darshan Ambient is known.
The album began as an homage to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, and on a few of the tracks Allison expertly explores new territory, straddling the line between ambient and jazz, while building on the powerfully appealing electronic sound heard on earlier releases, From Pale Hands To Weary Skies and A Day Within Days. As Michael says, "There is certainly a sonic bridge between 'ambient' and 'jazz' music, a logical extension between the two genres."
The diverse selections range from the upbeat 'Sun Fade' through the melancholy trumpet solo of 'Silent Smile (Angelo's Song)' to the pure ambience of 'Waiting On A Dead Man's Horse, ' which could almost be at home on an ambient opus written by electronic legend Brian Eno. Through all, Michael Allison's musical sensibilities make Dream in Blue a profoundly enjoyable experience from beginning to end.
- 1.Upon Reflection05:49
- 2.When Will My Someday Come04:14
- 4.As You Were05:39
- 5.A Letter From Home07:19
- 6.Ghosts Of Africa04:05
- 7.Silent Smile (Angelo's Song)03:39
- 8.Sun Fade06:06
- 9.Waiting On A Dead Man's Horse05:49
- 10.Sahara Sun05:52
- 11.Dream In Blue06:23