Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ley Lines By Michelle Qureshi


Ley Lines


Michelle Qureshi

Written by

Steve Sheppard


I have always been an admirer of the work of Michelle Qureshi; she has a sense of ambience like few others, and here today I am so blessed to be reviewing her latest single called Ley Lines, a subject that I must admit I have found fascinating for most of my life.

The idea of "leys" as straight tracks “energy pathways” across the landscape was put forward by the English antiquarian Alfred Watkins in the 1920s, particularly in his book The Old Straight Track, here Michelle Qureshi takes that subject and manifests one of the most compelling compositions relating to it and to be honest, I don’t recall another, so that also makes it for me, unique.

Once again she is spot on, we have one single Ley that lies just off the bottom of our island here in Cyprus, and when I gaze at the ocean that it touches I apply this composition to it and it fits perfectly, the slow soft pastiche of guitars and extremely gentle synths manifests a track so very redolent of the subject matter, and births an energy of a sublime nature.

This is one of those pieces I could listen to forever and I would never tire of it, Qureshi has not only created something timeless here, I believe she has brought into being one of her best singles of all time, this should be a huge hit for the artist and as such this is a must listen and purchase at all costs, acoustic guitar ambient music never sounded so good.

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