"Hlapov", the latest full-length release by Italian musician Grotta Veterano, is a work of patiently arranged, layered beauty. Presented as four movements of a single suite, "Hlapov" offers a sense of great cohesive narrative, supported by its slow buildups and gravitating drones, blending in elements of choral music and expanding, organic rhythms. Ultimately it is music of quasi-sacred contemplation, a meditative journey of profound scale - a precious ornament.
Your eyes are but two pools of infinite emerald green.
released August 18, 2021
All music performed, recorded and arranged by Grotta Veterano, 2021
I have been a Taylor Dupree fan for years. Like everyone else, I experienced the music, went out and found other music, lived some years, only to circle back around and re-discover it again. This album is ambient brilliance. I listen to it often, and it never disappoints. Michael K. Gause