This is a peaceful, impressionistic recording by Nigel Simpson. With his music, Simpson captures the feelings elicited by the observation of nature, both happy and sad, through field recordings and gently played accordion, guitar, and piano. His music is reminiscent of the line in Yeats, “Like a long-legged fly upon the stream / His mind moves upon silence.”
Spending time with this recording can be a very enjoyable, moving experience; there is an imagistic quality to the isolated, minimal sounds that Simpson uses to sketch out his music, and the arc of the structure of the recording develops at an intentionally slow pace. The excellent packaging for the album, made of recyclable cardboard, and featuring pastoral imagery for its artwork, is also notable.