Klein & Jamison – ‘Sailing Symphony’ EP


Strutting a beautiful classical sound with cinematic appeal, Sailing Symphony is an enthralling new EP from Klein & Jamison. Based in Colorado and Arizona, the collaborative project of Jim Klein and lan Jamison has been ongoing since 2018. They composed this latest EP in memory of Klein’s close friend and business mentor, Waddy Garrett, whose lifetime passion for sailing is reflected in the EP title and the gorgeous compositions.

The opening “I. Sailaway” builds from elegant string-led reflection into a rousing second half, emitting a sense of triumphant in the orchestral escalation — falling into a lush embrace around 03:35. The feeling of the open sea, with the ocean breeze gliding against one’s face, is palpable throughout.

The ensuing “II. Doldrums” exudes more mystique, letting out a spy-theme of sorts in its sly introduction. Caressing strings follow with eerie intrigue, feeling like a calm before the subsequent “III. Storm,” where darkening clouds are reflected in the foreboding orchestration and fury at mid-point. “IV. Ahoy” embraces a more familiar shanty-like melody, embarking on the high seas with exuberance and charisma. Sailing Symphony is a striking, moving EP from Klein & Jamison that serves as a beautiful ode to a friend.

“II. Doldrums” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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