Boomkat Product Review:
Oceanic, washed-out ambient serenity from Eye Nono, channelling American new age via public access TV synth soundtracks and a rich tradition of Australian ambient music.
Respectfully written on land stolen from the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation - what is now known as the coastal area of the Sydney basin, NSW - ‘My Blue Horizon’ is a charmingly subtle and sweetly sincere demonstration of Eye Nono’s skills with analog synthesis, which enables him to evoke his subject with impressive tactility and impressionistic detail.
It’s entirely instrumental, right down to the sound of waves on the shoreline and colourful birds in the imaginary Eucalyptus trees, but the fact that it took us a few minutes to clock this, and maybe you too, is surely evidence of the artist’s natural way with filtering envelopes and tweaking nobs to brign his imagination to fruition.
Starting out very subtly, like an old tape of new age music, the session’s energies grow in small steps from the warm breeze melody and woozy kosmiche pads of the title track, to the lilting pulse of ‘Nibble’ and steel drum-like voices on New Atmosphere’, before beautifully blushing the harmonic glow of ’Shining Light’ and tremulous traces of early 0PN and Emeralds in creamy wash of ‘Another Day’ and the whirligig ‘One.’