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Richard Gürtler Over 57 minutes long "Dawn" album is a true aural jewel, I believe still quite hidden, unfortunately! Recordings like this are sometime released very quietly, almost inconspicuously, but the more surprising and rewarding is the final outcome. "Dawn" is exactly that kind of album, a true magic of musingly immersing and enchantingly gratifying work by Derrick Stembridge aka Drifting In Silence. A fully crafted display that needs to be explored, experienced and celebrated, bravo, Derrick!!!
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Berkdrums Of course everyone has it’s own opinion and that’s what makes life interesting but I really really need some nostalgic mellow ambient from time to time, especially as stunning and lovely as this one from Derrick! Also some really nice classic ambient-influences here and there. And I think a perfect timed release... leaves turn brown, yellow, orange, deep red, it’s that very special season again and this album reflects that perfectly...
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Without 05:18
Verses 04:27
Cursive 05:51
Sentiment 06:03
Dawn 05:34
Remember 06:01
Anotherway 06:40
October 06:36
Cycle 05:27
Adieu 05:09


DAWN is carefully constructed from layers of ethereal and diaphanous counter-harmonies.

This Drifting in Silence interpretation allows Stembridge's multi-timbred guitar work to rise to the fore, embedded and informed by, but separate from the drifting aethers of keyboard.

The result is a translucent airiness that, rather than remaining lost in the chiaroscuro of self-reflection, illuminates it from within.


released October 6, 2017

All songs written and recorded by Derrick Stembridge


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Drifting In Silence Raleigh, North Carolina

Drifting in Silence is the name of a longstanding ambient project undertaken by multi-instrumentalist and composer Derrick Stembridge. Stembridge chose the name as "a description of the feeling evoked by the music," intended to create the sensation of movement through regions of light and shadow. ... more

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