For as much as I love ambient music, it can be a bit of a one-trick pony. Baltimore’s Soul Glimpse, the ambient face of Austyn Sullivan, takes what could have been well-done-but-fairly-standard ambient fare and pumps it up a bit. Typically, this type of music sets a mood for me, then leaves me alone to explore wherever my mind may take me. Rarely does ambient music effectively convey a strong passion or emotion, but Soul Glimpse does just that. The vocals become another instrument in the mix, blending seamlessly with the music and pushing these songs just a bit beyond what you would expect.
You can check out Recollections on the Soul Glimpse Bandcamp page for free. Also, Sullivan recently added a pretty amazing cover of Drake’s “Fancy” so check that out as well.