Maxwell August Croy and Sean McCann create a warm web of sound with ‘I’. Throughout the collection there is a sense of continuous movement. Much of this is due to the extreme attention paid to sound texture. Beneath the strings there are souls and their focus shines through with a clarity that is startling. Within the pieces are elements that indicate tenderness. Recording techniques allow the listener to feel closer to the music as if the music was right there, with the creaking instruments bleating their happy hearts out.
A sense of belonging begins ‘Parting Lights (Suite)’ which starts with shimmering bright tones. The energy behind it is rather incredible. For all of the hard work though the song appears to herald a bright spring coming from the death of winter. Eventually it grows hyperactive with an incredibly frantic finale. On ‘Alexandria’ they take a quieter approach akin to classical drone. Sweet it soars with tones akin to an aurora borealis. Volume comes down quite a bit for the slumbering silence of ‘The Inlet Arc’ which rests comfortably. By drifting about it manages to explore new territory, taking everything down from up on high.
‘Column of Mirror’ is almost sorrowful in its static beginnings. Additional attention is required to find the strokes of sound that fall out of the uniform piece. Upon the inclusion of a deep bass texture the thing gains new poignancy. ‘Hollow Pursuits’ finishes the album off with playful plucking as the rest of the sounds settle around.