An epic understatement expressed through blissful drones, Near and Faraway is a collaborative album between Italian sound-sculptor Fabio Orsi and Australian ambient artist Seaworthy (Cameron Webb). For this release, the artists each composed their own piece and then worked together for a third, yielding gorgeously earnest results that can invoke the smell of wet grass in outer space.
With each track clocking in at over fifteen minutes, there is plenty of space to settle into. If you're not in dream-drone heaven then you probably are of the darker drone persuasion. This release really hits the spot and is a sleeper hit for ambient record of the year. Definitely recommended for fans of Stars of the Lid, Hammock, and all things wide open and sweet.