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Still Point

Still Point

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Phillip Wilkerson began producing ambient music in 2005. His music has appeared on several netlabels and netlabel compilations. He was recently a featured artist at Stillstream.com. His second full-length CD, Still Point, features an hour-long set of eight soothing and relaxing tracks. Earth Mantra has this to say about Still Point: 'One of the more active ambient and electronic artists around is Phillip Wilkerson, a truly gifted musician who hails from Florida in the USA. His music spans numerous genres, including progressive electronic, glitch, noise, and of course, luscious textural and tonal ambient. Earth Mantra is very proud to bring you Phillip's latest release, entitled 'Still Point'. Inspired by the poetry of T.S. Eliot, this is a magnificent pure ambient release, extremely approachable and very much in the vein of Thom Brennan or Kit Watkins, but with Phillip's indelible uniqueness and vision. An ambient neophyte could do MUCH worse as an introduction to ambient music than to listen to this beautiful release, while collectors will instantly recognize the talent that went into it. Put concisely, this drifting music will lull you into a different realm, and with the right environment (we recommend headphones, dimmed lights, and cedar incense), the experience can achieve nothing short of transcendence. Simply gorgeous music. We think this is one of the top all-around ambient releases of 2008 and are very excited to bring it to our listeners. Highly, highly recommended.' Now Still Point is available in pristine CD format for the ultimate listening experience. Phil Derby at Electroambient Space says: 'The title track of Phillip Wilkerson's Still Point features sustained organ-like tones, breathing slowly in and out. This is ambient minimalism at it's best, similar and yet distinct from the works of Budd, Eno, and others. The sound is smooth as glass and hypnotic in it's effect. This particular track has "classic" written all over it from the first listen. "Primrose" is similar but lighter, with more resonant tones toward the end. "Still and Moving" is more subdued, but again there is familiarity, as each piece plays like part of the whole. Up through "All Is Always Now," each track is without discernible melody, and completely devoid of rhythm, although a certain shimmering effect gives the illusion of setting a pace at times. The pattern is finally broken on "The Palace of Dreams," which features tinkling like a triangle or a chime, a light beat, and soft melodic piano. As good as the first four tracks were, the move away from such a homogenous sound is welcome. "First World" shifts back down into pure floating mode, swirling in a slightly darker fashion though still with a very calming quality about it, again showing nice variation from the earlier sections. "Shadow Washes" is similar to Steve Roach's Structures From Silence in that it breathes so slowly as to fade to silence at several points throughout. The brief but beautiful closing track "Grace" makes a nice, light finish to a promising debut from Wilkerson.' Other CDBaby releases by Phillip Wilkerson include: Amorphous Worlds; Early Works; Still Point; Sun Tracer.

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Artist: Phillip Wilkerson
Title: Still Point
Genre: Electronic
Release Date: 27/01/2009
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 845029043191

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