Ulla – Tumbling Towards A Wall
In a space that’s dimly-lit but everyone’s eternally lies the music of Ulla Straus. A figure in the continuously evolving West Mineral Ltd family, the Philadelphia-based composer presents her second solo offering in a year. In the spirited tradition of West Mineral Ltd, who have spent the last year de-constructing, then re-constructing traditional notions of American ambient music, abandoning exalted pseudo-spiritual visions for a celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the universal.
Whereas her previous outing on Plafond conjured elements of free-jazz, expansive territories.Tumbling Towards A Wall is a extraordinarily intimate listen, featuring eight pieces that evoke a deeply personal, autobiographical feeling; written in a language that we can all share in spite of its abstract nature. A record that is sure to resonate for eons to come. Feeling is believing.