Paintings Of Windows “Whangaimoana”

paintingsofwindows-whangaimoanaPaintings Of Windows has long been one of my favorite Antony Milton projects and news of a CD/DVD release coming soon on his Pseudoarcana label is very welcome.  “Whangaimoana” is taken from said set and it’s a reflective, wholly encapsulating piece of hypnotizing drone.  Milton says he’s been using a different approaches recently, notably “trying to create sustained moods rather than the ‘start in one place and finish in another'” and “Whangaimoana” is exactly that.  There are subtle shifts and ripples throughout, points at which the listener’s focus is re-energized, but the overarching feeling is one of being enveloped inside a warm, drowning cocoon.