Boomkat Product Review:
**An absorbing release from the ever-compelling Aurora Borealis imprint, following last years widely acclaimed The Haxan Cloak album with an isolated inspection of the guitar's capacity for painting genuinely epic scapes. Recommended to fans of Oren Ambarchi, Earth, Jim O'Rourke** "Zac Keiller is an Australian musician discovering new an unique sonic textures from one of the most overused and unimaginatively approached instruments in Western music: The guitar. The majority of his previous releases saw him working with ambient textures or electroacoustic improvisation. Whilst more recent efforts have seen him limiting the use of pedals, attempting to find a kind of transcendence through stark purity of tone. His new album for Aurora Borealis: For The Soul has been four years in the making, and a culmination of over 18 years of guitar exploration. A work of rawness and purity. The pickups hum and the blemishes become the highlights with Keiller using the entire guitar, attempting to make it breathe with no smoothing out of the rough edges or slick over processing. The compositions vary and grow to tell stories and create mood, with an atmosphere in parts epic wall of sound, while at others minimal and sublime. The term "drum-less ambient post-rock" has been an occasional descriptor. This is an emotive collection, a river of sound for the soul."