As the final installment of 2012’s multi-album work, “The Year in Sound and Magic”, “Shadows of the Fall” brings the 3-part work to a shimmering, effervescent close. While there are still moments of dissonance and tension here, the overall mood is one of peaceful resolution: we have been through the dark times of “Animism in the Digital Age” and traversed the stygian, twisting passageways of “Runic Telemetry”. Now the shadows of Autumn take on an iridescent glow in the splendid light of the harvest moon.
Using source material from the same 2011 recording sessions that gave birth to “Animism in the Digital Age”, “Runic Telemetry” continues down a similar—sometimes luminous, sometimes stygian—path as its predecessor. The very real phenomenon of Quantum Listening, that we alter the very state of what we hear by the manner in which we hear it, is further explored here. This theme will resonate with all those who believe that in order to truly understand life, we must listen to our fullest capacity in all moments.