Excerpt: “The Licence To Interpret Dreams is an inspiring album centred in and around the cinematic ambient and modern classical fields that will surely appeal to fans of Max Richter, Johann Johannsson or Rudi Arapahoe’s brilliant Echoes From One To Another. Piano plays the lead part with Hazeldine employing an array of string and brass instruments alongside it, with the likes of harpsichord, organ, cello and glockenspiel all making a distinctive mark occasionally with angelic choir singing, field recordings and narcotic spoken word segments added in tandem to great effect. From the first, tentative piano note which is struck 9 seconds into opener ‘A Fragile Acceptance’ there’s an air that something special is afoot in this Antonymes release. Which proves to be the case during this LP’s 50 minute+ duration. It’s an album that needs to be digested as a whole, not for the iPod shuffle generation. It needs time to work its mesmeric charms over you, creating varying, shifting moods across the 12 tracks, with Hazeldine inviting us to interpret these dreamscapes… I recently read that Hazeldine would like to get into composing film scores, from this evidence The Licence To Interpret Dreams is a soundtrack for a film yet to be made.”
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