The Rainstick Orchestra – The Floating Glass Key In The Sky

This Japanese duo have done sterling work on this album; it just gets better and better with each listen. Taking a minimalist point of view, the whole thing evokes a feeling of floating in the clouds. Hippy-talk aside, it’s the relaxed attitude and building on themes that creates this atmosphere and makes The Floating Glass Key In The Sky what it is.


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The music was put together using just guitar, piano, bass and sequencers but the final result does sound like a small orchestra, with its warm tones and pervasive sounds.

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Label: Ninja Tune
Release date: 1st November 2004


  1. Trick
  2. Waltz For A Little Bird
  3. Kiteletu
  4. Powderly
  5. Overflow
  6. Electric Couterpoint Fast
  7. Closed Circuit

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