Song of the Day: Gaussian Curve “Ceremony”
Gaussian Curve is ambient music’s first “power trio”, consisting of three established electronic musicians who joined forces to create a new musical project that borrowed elements from all three of their work, but which also carried its own musical identity. It is a definitively intentional affair, consisting of well-respected Italian musician Gigi Masin, Scottish musician Jonny Nash and Dutch musician Marco Sterk. Masin functions as an elder statesman of ambient music, complimented by two younger, talented up-and-comers.
“Ceremony” is a gorgeous, delicate track featuring a slightly atonal sequencer pulse, some shimmering guitar noodling and the gradual introduction of a slowly building synth theme. The track has an almost impromptu jam feel despite being largely the product of sequencers and programmed keyboards. The trio clearly feed off each other’s musical ideas, with all three bringing something new an interesting to proceedings as the song slowly builds.
Gaussian Curve came together as a result of an short impromptu jam session in Sterk‘s studio in Amsterdam ion 2013. The trio have released two full length albums and continue to work together and solo on their various musical projects.