“7813” by “Middlenglish” is an incredibly interesting and atmospheric song that lays out the foundation for its expression in an instrumental ambient manner. There’s a feeling of something epic to come, and this is quite simply implied by the softly reverb soaked guitar part and the the intermittent soundscape as the intro begins to build. middlenglish is an independent solo Musician/Composer based out of Bellingham Washington. This Self-taught Artist and self-proclaimed Iconoclast holds no allegiance to conventions, expectation, or genres
What works well about this as a piece of artistry is that, should you allow it, you can completely lose yourself in the soundscape and the mood created by the moment. As you wonder at first what the melody will be, or the story line, or the meaning behind it all, you’re soon enough swept away by answers and ambiguity all at once. The music is hugely powerful, it builds and satisfies in the perfectly realistic, alternative or progressive manner that classic instrumental should. If it weren’t for the organic, non-psychedelic feel. In essence, this is music that you can completely rely upon to wash over you and free you of your concerns.
The recording style here has a fairly raw and slightly distant vibe to it, which works really well in enhancing that dreamlike quality of the music. The soundscape plays off of one another effectively, each completely unique and characterful, but each relevantly soaked in equal parts passion and reverb. Every time you listen and witness you’re likely to notice and appreciate something new.
“Middlenglish” has effectively and masterfully utilized structuring to craft and compose a song that continuously increases in energy and vibrancy and depth. The musical ambiance seems to surround you more and more as the sounds and melodies pull you in. The imagery and concept are so simple, so relatable, yet this feels like a brand new scene – an alternate ending to your favorite film perhaps. It’s a truly beautiful song and a pleasure to listen to. I look forward to hearing more from the artists involved.