LOST TERRAIN

From the opening notes of delicate piano with heavy reverb, backed by echoing effects and synth washes, it is apparent that Lost Terrain is going to be a sublime, soothing experience. Brian Eno and Harold Budd fans will revel in it. Easily the most accessible of Jeff Greinke‘s creative back catalog, Hypnos has just reissued this 1992 work, remastered and repackaged.

The music is at turns light and dark, but nearly always soft and beautiful. Even the predominately percussive piece, “The Cry”, is hypnotic in its use of tribal rhythms. A departure from the rest of the album, this track would feel at home among the likes of Steve Roach and Robert Rich.
“The Moor” is tinged with dark, sinister tones, drifting into a bank of thick, ominous fog. “River of Wood” is a wonderful melange of sound, from primitive wood block sounds to primal chanting and echoes of plucked strings from another world.

Most of this music, though, is about serenity. Music like “Terrain of Memory,” “Falling Away,” and “Spires” gently caress the ear with pleasant formless sound pools. By the end of Lost Terrain, you are almost guaranteed to find yourself much more relaxed and at peace than when you started.
Kudos to Hypnos for reissuing this classic ambient work. Practically a must-have for fans of ambient in the style of Eno and Budd.

Phil Derby / Wind and Wire Magazine

From the opening notes of delicate piano with heavy reverb, backed by echoing effects and synth washes, it is apparent that Lost Terrain is going to be a sublime, soothing experience. Brian Eno and Harold Budd fans will revel in it. Easily the most accessible of Jeff Greinke‘s creative back catalog, Hypnos has just reissued this 1992 work, remastered and repackaged.

The music is at turns light and dark, but nearly always soft and beautiful. Even the predominately percussive piece, “The Cry”, is hypnotic in its use of tribal rhythms. A departure from the rest of the album, this track would feel at home among the likes of Steve Roach and Robert Rich.
“The Moor” is tinged with dark, sinister tones, drifting into a bank of thick, ominous fog. “River of Wood” is a wonderful melange of sound, from primitive wood block sounds to primal chanting and echoes of plucked strings from another world.

Most of this music, though, is about serenity. Music like “Terrain of Memory,” “Falling Away,” and “Spires” gently caress the ear with pleasant formless sound pools. By the end of Lost Terrain, you are almost guaranteed to find yourself much more relaxed and at peace than when you started.
Kudos to Hypnos for reissuing this classic ambient work. Practically a must-have for fans of ambient in the style of Eno and Budd.

Phil Derby / Wind and Wire Magazine

From the opening notes of delicate piano with heavy reverb, backed by echoing effects and synth washes, it is apparent that Lost Terrain is going to be a sublime, soothing experience. Brian Eno and Harold Budd fans will revel in it. Easily the most accessible of Jeff Greinke‘s creative back catalog, Hypnos has just reissued this 1992 work, remastered and repackaged.

The music is at turns light and dark, but nearly always soft and beautiful. Even the predominately percussive piece, “The Cry”, is hypnotic in its use of tribal rhythms. A departure from the rest of the album, this track would feel at home among the likes of Steve Roach and Robert Rich.
“The Moor” is tinged with dark, sinister tones, drifting into a bank of thick, ominous fog. “River of Wood” is a wonderful melange of sound, from primitive wood block sounds to primal chanting and echoes of plucked strings from another world.

Most of this music, though, is about serenity. Music like “Terrain of Memory,” “Falling Away,” and “Spires” gently caress the ear with pleasant formless sound pools. By the end of Lost Terrain, you are almost guaranteed to find yourself much more relaxed and at peace than when you started.
Kudos to Hypnos for reissuing this classic ambient work. Practically a must-have for fans of ambient in the style of Eno and Budd.

Phil Derby / Wind and Wire Magazine

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