The first new album from legendary dungeon synth artist Casket of Dreams in over 20 years. After a long hiatus and subsequent rediscovery by Ancient Meadow Records, Casket of Dreams returns with 9 new tracks of matured, melody-laden ambience. This record is not a dungeon synth follow-up to the 1998 masterwork "Dragons of Autumn Twilight", this is fresh, new direction for Casket of Dreams featuring elements borrowed from the inspirations of their youth recast into a new paradigm of ambient fantasy music. This record features countless unforgettable melodies painstakingly woven together by composer R. Nusslein. This is not one to miss.
This is album is much more than an extension of the previous release. Bringing the drum tracks forward in the mix and including the wandering bass lines have turned a hazy idea of the shire into a fully realized world full of color and character. The tale of Jawmine and Loamsdown slowly manifests itself as a work of fiction both worthy of the Tolkien canon, and equally charming on it's own. Tom Dang