Snowdrops is a French-based duo comprised of  Mathieu Gabry and Christine Ott (Yann Tiersen, Tindersticks). “Ultraviolet” is a stirring and eloquent miniature symphony of strings, piano and Ondes Martenot – an early electronic instrument. Snowdrops display a cunning ability to lead with droning overtones of keys and the Ondes Martenot while string passages weave between one another, ratcheting up the tension – drawing the listener from mere observer into the subjective experience of being swept up by an inner-built turmoil. Volutes is an album that should appeal to fans of ambient and neo-classical work.

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