Boomkat Product Review:
Adrift is the beautiful debut album from UK composer-pianist Steve Gibbs.
"Gibbs has been recommended on social media by Ólafur Arnalds, Lowercase Noises and Fabrizio Paterlini. Passages of soft microsound comparable to Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto’s duet albums or Mika Vainio merge with lusher cinemascapes akin to Clint Mansell and Max Richter. His instrumentation - piano, strings, gentle electronics, occasional guitars - is used with a similar sense of vision as Goldmund, Ólafur Arnalds, Dustin O’Halloran, Stars of the Lid, the piano solos of Arvo Pärt. Adrift was mastered by Taylor Deupree of 12k Mastering (Lubomyr Melnyk, William Basinski, Steve Hauschildt). Third physical release for the recently-launched Injazero Records, run by two ex-FatCat Records staffers."
“[An] elegant and affecting fusion of modern classical and ambient and subtle electronic elements...A gem of a record, beautiful enough to hook you on the first listen, and sophisticated enough to make you want to keep it in heavy rotation.” Headphone Commute: Sound Bytes “What just happened!? Emotion and ambience at its best, its very best... I’m overwhelmed… A masterpiece.” Echoes and Dust
“Musically lush, deeply sensitive in feel and sober in motion...[Like] a beautiful time of day, and one that still has plenty of warmth despite the failing light…[It has] classical touch, but it stays true to its ambient center.”