In my early days of working in live audio I bartered my time and ran the sound at a small record shop that would host small, in store shows with passing indie bands. In exchange for work I earned money toward records rather than money. It managed to get me hooked not only on vinyl but started my love for live sound at the same time. If memory serves me correctly, this record was a product of that labor.
Sphere by Landing is from “way back” in 2004 but it has been living on my record player for the past few days because it puts me in a mood to create. It is still my favorite album of theirs because of its perfect mix of laid back post rock and ambient. It strikes a delicate balance without the epic builds that many similar groups resorted to back then. There was a lot of great music coming out of the underground at the time that I really miss these days. Once computers took over the recording and releasing process nothing has been quite the same.
Look at me sounding like some old man. This is one of those subtle records that you could put on any time and be put at ease. It has certainly stood the test of time seeing as 10 years later I can still find solace in its sound. Highly recommended to anyone not already familiar.
You can find the LP at K Recs here.