This is a rare occurrence: An album is hyped up to be absolutely fantastic, delivers on its promise, and everyone seems to agree. Revel in this, because who knows when AOTY. org will ever see something like it again this was SOMETHING ELSE. The first time I heard the Palmolive sample and instrumental, I started to actually CRY! I didn't get any sleep thanks to this fuckin' album.
Yearning (1995) is a collaborative album by ambient musician Robert Rich and sarod player Lisa Moskow. It is based on the classical Indian musical form known as alap. Alap is the first and slowest section of a raga. The music on this album consists of Moskow’s sarod solos set against Rich’s classic droning ambiences. part 1: Bija – 10:30. part 2: Suspension – 9:50. part 3: Nada – 8:50. part 4: Kali – 7:50. part 5: A Thousand Tears – 11:40. part 6: The Mirror – 10:56.
The album is broken up into 9 different parts, but they might as well have been joined together into one long epic track. Opening song Yearning - Prelude introduces listeners to a soothing and calming melody, with acoustic guitars and slow, easy drums that make the music sound more like it were out of an ambient album rather than a black metal album. End of an Age introduces listener to the style of Aurvandil proper as they break into a black metal section without wasting any time, complete with the vocals of band mastermind Aurvandil, sounding like a deeper version of Sargeist's Hoath.