12 Songs, 2 Hours 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Prolific German trance duo Jan Pieter Blank and DJ Jaspa Jones (a.k.a. Blank & Jones) complete the Chilltronica trilogy with the 2011 installment Night Music for the Cold & Rainy Season. “Lunar Semaphore and Pleroma” perfectly sets the stage with nearly eight minutes of lilting piano parts, played with plenty of negative space. Over field recordings of a storm slowly taking over a night sky, Blank & Jones blend sublime electronic ambience with light acoustic guitar picking. The icy synthesizer notes layered over one another like arctic sheets give “Sleepless” a chilling soundscape not unlike those produced by Brian Eno on 1983’s Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks. A few guests help flesh out the album with stunningly beautiful results. Check out the ear-massaging “Fragment” by Trespassers William, whose Anna-Lynne Williams sings with a wintry cool. Cantoma’s sultry contribution “The Call” sounds slightly reminiscent of the music from that sexy rave scene in The Matrix before Sounds & Silence play the spacy “Concept One.” The hourlong title track closes with the epic equivalent of an ambient opera.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Prolific German trance duo Jan Pieter Blank and DJ Jaspa Jones (a.k.a. Blank & Jones) complete the Chilltronica trilogy with the 2011 installment Night Music for the Cold & Rainy Season. “Lunar Semaphore and Pleroma” perfectly sets the stage with nearly eight minutes of lilting piano parts, played with plenty of negative space. Over field recordings of a storm slowly taking over a night sky, Blank & Jones blend sublime electronic ambience with light acoustic guitar picking. The icy synthesizer notes layered over one another like arctic sheets give “Sleepless” a chilling soundscape not unlike those produced by Brian Eno on 1983’s Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks. A few guests help flesh out the album with stunningly beautiful results. Check out the ear-massaging “Fragment” by Trespassers William, whose Anna-Lynne Williams sings with a wintry cool. Cantoma’s sultry contribution “The Call” sounds slightly reminiscent of the music from that sexy rave scene in The Matrix before Sounds & Silence play the spacy “Concept One.” The hourlong title track closes with the epic equivalent of an ambient opera.

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