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by The Long Light

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nujumi A sometime dweller of Colchester, I find myself drawn to the wyrder side of music that the Essex seems to illicit. The Long Light manages to tease out aspects of that landscape in a way not seen by many; the unique bleak landscape finds itself embodied in contradictory ambient drones. The truth is, this is land where people have dreamed of new futures for thousands of years. for me this record captured a sense of that landscape as both past and future, with a sonic elegance most fitting.
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Hiraeth 38:01


Hiraeth is the second ambient album I have recorded under The Long Light name, though to be honest it is very almost a Glimmer Room album. This one moves a bit faster and has more layers than its predecessor Our Waking Hours, but still has enough space and the slow pace to still be considered a true ambient work.
Hiraeth is an old Welsh saying that has no direct translation into English, but it basically means ‘a longing for a home you can never return to, a home which may never have existed at all'. I only became aware of this saying halfway through recording but for me at least it conjured up the same atmosphere I was hearing in the music, it felt right and was adopted as the works title.


released March 30, 2018

Andy Condon


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On self imposed exile to the wild's of North Essex, The Glimmer Room continue to walk their own path. Evoking a rose tinted view of a long lost rural England where ever they tread. With music that feels like an old black and white film basking in the idyllic attitudes and the soft tones of a time long gone. ... more

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