Nothing delights me more than a forty
minute ambient epic, and Holloway delivers in spades.
Treading the same water as Biosphere's Substrata
album, She Loves to See the Sky moseys gradually through a
metamorphosing passage of sound, toying with various background
textures, field recordings, and synthesizer drones along the way.
It's a relaxing but substantive trip, imbued with a naturalistic
quality that is evoked by way of faraway birds chirping, wind
rustling, and general outdoorsy audio. Seldom does this disc force
its way into the sonic foreground, so to speak, although some
indefinable metallic clatter is heard on occasion – seldom to
grating effect, but more so to add variety to an otherwise subtle
release. She Loves to See the Sky is, ultimately, a
fundamentally restful album, and it's perfectly suited to
accompanying the listener to bed. With lights out and a comfortable
nook ready, this is nothing short of a marvellous