“Anhonestain” is the immersive new ambient track from Eerie Gaits, the solo project of Wild Pink’s John Ross. As the follow-up to his 2017 debut album Bridge Music, this explorative piece sounds like a walk through nature. With drawn-out, sweeping synths, Ross creates a space for contemplative discovery. There’s a constant motion to it; an acoustic guitar’s circular patterns spiral. Sustained, echoing notes sound as if you’re listening underwater only to fly back, landing somewhere in the air. Brian Eno’s influence is clear.
The vibrating background noise charges the instrumental, making “Anhonestain” feel three dimensional. It’s crackly, crunchy static, like the one that comes out of your radio when you’re just barely out of range, ends up taking over. Peacefully drowning out the thoughts clouded in your brain with meditative, weighted noise, the piece easily becomes an anxiety blanket.
Via email, Ross revealed his inspiration for the track:
During the time I made this I was taking long walks before the sun would come up and it was bitterly cold outside. It’s a song for Spring.
Listen to “Anhonestain” below.
“Anhonestain” is available on a split single with Dondadi 4/27 on Tiny Engines. Pre-order here.