In the Gloaming by Henry Flower (Review)

These four songs are inspired by the paintings of Claude Monet, J. M. W. Turner, Ken Bushe, and Mark Rothko.

In The Gloaming - Henry Flower

In addition to Non Resurgam, Henry Flower also has another EP available for download courtesy of Dreamland Recordings: 2004’s In the Gloaming. Although Non Resurgam isn’t exactly song-based to begin with, In the Gloaming is much more drone-oriented, with huge caverns of guitar noise — sometimes graceful and pretty, sometimes harsh and noisy.

In other words, think Sigur Rós minus the gigantic climaxes and Hopelandic wailing, with maybe some splashes of Windy & Carl’s drone-work and AMP’s sonic explorations appearing here and there.

The four songs on In the Gloaming are inspired by the paintings of Claude Monet, J. M. W. Turner, Ken Bushe, and Mark Rothko.

Rothko especially comes to mind during “Tin Sea”; its deep wells of sound end up enveloping you in the same manner as Rothko’s deeply colorful spaces. Meanwhile, the EP’s final track, “January,” would make for an appropriate soundtrack for Monet’s “Dusk,” with its sparse, formless guitar figures drifting over a shimmering horizon of sound.


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