Combining subtle ambient atmospheres with locational resonance James Johnson along with Stephen Philips has created an ever flowing, gently shifting, long form work that captures the subtle nuances where forest meets shore and time slows to the pace of a summer's rain. Fans of James Johnson's previous longer lingering works & the drifting chill sounds of Stephen Philips will find a sonic blending of territory that is both familiar and unexplored. It's easy to get "Lost at Dunn's Lake"
James Johnson and Stephen Philips music is to me the music that I would make if I could, two masters of the long-running ambient piece - Lost at Dunn's Lake is no exception.
Lost at Dunn's Lake is a masterful recording that truly takes the listener on a wonderfully contemplative journey, clocking in at just over an hour this single, long-running piece develops ideas that can be heard in Stephen's Cycles Series, or his fantastic, and inspirational Desert Landscapes; as well James Johnson's beautiful, and evocative ambient textures is present in the recording really bringing the piece to life. This is one of the finest recordings that I've heard this year, but not only is it one of the finest recordings that I've heard this year, it's quite possibly one of the finest collaborative recordings that I've ever heard. If you're familiar with, and enjoy, Mirage's The Best of Danna and Clement, then you'll really love this recording, if you dig Stephen's or James' massive library of beautifully textured ambiences, with precisely chosen timbres and evocative soundscapes that whisk you away into a deep state of calm, then you will definitely enjoy this recording.
Lost at Dunn's Lake is sure to be one of the best recordings of the year, as well as a collaboration that I hope will be revisited time and again. This is a Highly recommended recording! Excellent work!
--- Matt Borghi