Format: Promotional demo tape in black and white xeroxed inlay. Hand-written tape with edition number in blue on top.
Released: 2004 by Werwolf Productions (Italy) WR017
Edition: Hand-numbered edition of only 40
As an introduction to the ambient style of Uruk Hai this is almost perfect: soothing melody, repetitive yet relaxing harmonies and refrains, and an atmosphere created that transports your mind to another world of waterfalls, vast plains, dense forests and magic. There are no vocals on this release at all, instead a musical world is created with just synthesisers and natural sound samples.
This is not 'metal' in the recognised sense of the word, and although other Uruk Hai releases have a far more metallic edge to them this one is very much for quiet, reflective periods late in the evening. You could - and I have - pop this one into the stereo just before going to sleep and drift off in a little ambient cloud of bliss of your own....