This Friday, "Morning City" comes out, on http://www.spottedpeccary.com . I am not sure if an ambient album has ever been written so particularly about Saint Louis. This may be the first. I have lived in this area most of my life-- from being a child in Webster Groves, to a teenager in the Parkway District. My more recent place to live has been the city, Tower Grove South, to be more specific. "Morning City" is more about Saint Louis' urban side, with all of its diversity, impressive architecture, commerce, and also poverty, struggle, homelessness, and addiction.
"Morning City" is new in that it tries to address an African American audience, where so little ambient does. It would be great if African American listeners could discover the sublime beauty of ambient music-- the genre awaits them with open arms. May "Morning City" help welcome new kinds of listeners to a particular genre of atmospheric music.