Mike Sayre is an ambient artist from New York whose new release, Music for Icebergs, was inspired by the windswept ice shelves of Antarctica. The haunting, cinematic music is an ode to the area’s transformation, with a part of release’s proceeds going to organizations that fight climate change. Release cut “Fimbul” is a chilling, wintry effort with an ice-cold effect permeating the background, as the sound of crunching erosion is constant alongside a creeping rumbling, coming to a conclusion just prior to the six-minute mark. The haunting, high pitch that follows seems likely as an audible description of regret and consequence. It’s a consuming, aptly structured effort that represents Music for Icebergs well.
Look out for the rest of the release on June 2nd.