The third album from the absolute ambient catalogue is an epic fusion of electronica and ambient...
...chill from the Brighton based collective Pan Electric
After two pure ambient releases Matt Coldrick has ventured more into melody, performance and groove without losing the tapestries and colours that defines the absolute ambient sound.
Conscious Pilot features the exceptional Rhodes piano talents of Neil Cowley (Green Nuns, Zero 7, Brand New Heavies, ) giving an inspired improvisational narrative to the arrangements.
Lush Beach Boys-esque vocals from Brighton's Dan Burke and performances from Julie Kench (Swingle singers) create ethereal, ghostly, almost nostalgic passages, as though the radio in the background was tuned to 1967.
The magic dust comes from Pedal steel master, BJ Cole (The Verve, Sting) whose session history with major artists is astonishing. His contribution adds a golden texture that helps define the unique style of the album