To some, Evan Abeele might be best known for his part in the amazing Canadian duo Memoryhouse alongside Denise Nouvion, yet Abeele also releases music under his own name. Here he creates wonderfully ambient scores which bring together elements of classical compistion with minimalist undertones. His bio describes his style perfectly as “evoking the sounds of Arvo Pärt by way of Boards of Canada”.
Last January he released a really nice EP of six compositions through his bandcamp page, as a way of getting some of the work he “felt needed to be released in some shape or form” out before he began focusing on his work with Memoryhouse. Each track on here is tender and restrained. It’s the kind of music that will have fans reaching for their musical dictionaries so that they can write about being “bathed in a sea of sonic tranquility” or about “exploring vast sonic landscapes”. I’ll attempt to avoid such clichés this time and just say, if you’re a fan of ambient music then the Lineage EP comes highly recommended.