Boomkat Product Review:
**Immersive ambient improvisations** "Sonnamble is a project set up by software designer and musician Conor Curran to explore the possibilities of improvising in real time using real instruments and extensive digital processing. If all that sounds a bit dry, the results are anything but. This edition of Sonnamble consists of Curran and bassist/lap steel guitarist Peter Marsh. The duo have been playing together for a year, gradually refining their custom signal processing and control software, playing techniques, and drinking a lot of tea. Seven Months in E Minor features seven tracks, which really all are in E minor (though in the interests of the trades description act, it should be said that some are closer to G major). They were all recorded live and were entirely improvised. Possible reference points include contemporary droners and glitchers like Fennesz and Machinefabriek, though there’s a clear line to be drawn to the proto-ambient droning of Fripp and Eno or a legion of Krautrock pioneers. What marks Sonnamble out is that their music sounds most often like two people playing the same instrument, rather than one playing while the other processes their output. Though the sleeve credits double bass, lap steel guitar, electric bass, guitar and synthesizer, for the most part you’d be hard pressed to tell what instrument is being played much of the time. Not that it matters – Sonnamble’s music transcends its processes. It’s immersive, incredibly detailed and often deliriously beautiful. Put the headphones on."