Larry Kucharz Ambient Green Washes
By Marcus Pan
Kucharz has a knack of naming
his creations. Even minimal pursuits like his electronic ambient washes series
continues to stick brilliantly to the name he sets out for them. Weve
reviewed his Ambient Red Washes set as well as his Bridge Mix
37 CD which I continuously remarked within to have tracks that are well
named and do sound, imaginatively speaking, fittingly appropriate to the
His Ambient Green Washes is just as aptly named,
growing a smooth natural setting with a rhythm built from the world itself.
Rolling hills, lush forests, light sprays of mid-summer or late spring rains
barely discernible and light enough to be borne on a breeze so subtle it cools
your skin without letting you know its there. Kucharz proves himself
again to easily be one of the top contenders of new age electronica, crafting
minimal yet moving pieces of music.
Ambient Green Washes is a soundtrack for a breezy
spring morning with tracks like 1997 No. 01 rooting itself and growing
slowly, enveloping but never harming, like a well-lead sprig of ivy climbing
deftly up the latticework of your imagination. Green Wash No. 4 adds a
faster movement with more changes to melodies than most tracks, the drizzle of
rain becoming a more solid fall washing the world of dirt and decay and lancing
your mind with a pleasant cleaning rhythm.
1997 No. 04 gets quieter, twilight approaching and
the crickets noises have been evolved into dream-like tinglings of sound.
Random at their arrival but somehow all part of a grander puzzle scheme. For
the entire one hour plus of Ambient Green Washes your walking on living
ground that has evaded the rush of industrialization and ignored the onslaught
of civilization pure, unaltered nature in its raw and most idyllically
Again very well done. Larrys music is minimal but
moving and pleasant to the extreme. Smooth and unforgettable at times even with
its minimalism. His naming schemes are truly appropriate Ambient
Green Washes is earth-based, lush with life and you can nearly smell the
decaying pine needles mutating gently into the soil of a new era under your
nose. I knew an undeniable pleasant forest like this once when I was a kid.
They cut it down for a Pathmark. I thought Id never see it again until
Ambient Green Washes breezed over.
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 Reviewed in Legends #149.