*2023 stock. 200 copies limited edition* Immerse your consciousness in Ross Gentry’s September and you’ll discover layered, hidden melodies that emerge like spectres drifting through autumnal fog. Both voluminous and spacious, the mists of September resolve into visions with an organic complexity, distinct from more typical ambient abstraction. What first appears floating and shapeless, a comfortable flowing backdrop, yields vistas of finely-wrought mood and form as it clarifies in attentive focus.
This ebb and flow of awareness marks a powerful dynamic in ritual: the fluctuation between understanding the process and surrendering to the experience. As your awareness reaches to grasp Gentry’s piano lines, they flee back into the landscape, beckoning you deeper into the forest, consigning your perception to its unfolding dream. But wherever your senses come to rest, September always walks forward, the thudding pulse of “A Shallow Decade” pressing the listener through its breadth—and its brevity. The glory of Autumn always fades too soon.
It feels appropriate that Ceremony of Seasons’ inaugural release is a kind of initiation. September is a rite of passage steeped in equinoctial vapor, a path through a time-transmuted forest, gold and misty grey. Like a guide across a threshold, Gentry leads listeners through a multiplicity of stations, offering both discoveries of luminous clarity and opportunities to meld into exquisite shadow. This first turn of the press arrives as an invitation: submerge in September’s abundant harvest, and experience this baptismal yield.