Earth Patterns is an overwhelmingly calm and mellow listen. Even when the album gets a touch moody, an inherent feeling of lush sleepiness remains predominant. The record meanders in an enticing middle ground between strands of jazz, ambient, drone, and synth-driven electronic. All told, it's a relatively trim work which sucks the listener in and doesn't let go.
There's a lot of stunning beauty to be found on this album.
Earth Patterns by Szun Waves Earth Patterns is the third album by instrumental trio Szun Waves. Laurence Pike, who backed Angus Andrew on last year's Liars album, The Apple Drop, plays drums; producer Luke Abbott plays synthesizer; and Portico Quartet's Jack Wyllie plays saxophone. The raw musical materials were recorded back in 2019, pre-COVID, with the help of James Holden and David Pye.