Elijah Knutsen: Pink Dream (Memory Color/bandcamp)

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Pink Dream
Elijah Knutsen: Pink Dream (Memory Color/bandcamp)

Inspired by Japanese ambient music of the kind collected on the impressive 2019 set Kanyko Ongaku -- where gentle atmospherics and equally discreet field recordings co-exist -- this evocative, 24-minute collection of four pieces is another in a series by Portland's Elijah Knutsen for his appropriately entitled Memory Color label.

Released on cassette (but available through bandcamp), Pink Dream – also an appropriate title – is a somnambulant, eyes-closed balm of sound of softly shimmering electronica and guitar chimes, discreet and distant bird calls and voices, and slo-mo restfulness.

This only just came out but has a timeless nature to it.

Check out Knutsen's previous Blue Sun Daydream and Music For Vending Machines Vol 1 (both more aurally present).

Knutsen is someone worth following if this kind of sound design is your thing.

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You can hear and buy this album at bandcamp here where there are the previous Memory Color albums also.

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