December National Music Reviews

Review: Tonight Sky – Self-Titled

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Tonight Sky
Self-Titled
Sunstrom Sound
Street: 11.05
Tonight Sky = Boards of Canada + Lemon Jelly
As the name suggests, the influences behind Tonight Sky (created by Jason Holstrom) involve a lot of stargazing and space stuff. With that, Holstrom weaves electronic melodies with danceable beats, layered with ambience invoking the nature of space—empty and vast. “Deep Blue and Green” takes you in the opposite direction, to the depths of the ocean, but the weightless sentiment remains. While I dug the instrumentation, the vocals didn’t really resonate with me, and I’d probably like this album more without them. Nonetheless, the arrangements are groovy and fresh, and would probably serve well as a soundtrack for a scientific documentary for kids. –Brinley Froelich
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