No Greater Hero Than The Least Plant That Grows
“Christopher Hipgrave is one of the great enigmas of the modern ambient-electronic scene in the UK. In 2009 he released his debut Day to critical acclaim, but in the five years since then only quietly released his fantastic Slow, With Pages Of Fluttering Interference on Low Point, as well as creating the excellent standalone ‘Ambient’ software on Audiobulb.
No Greater Hero Than The Least Plant That Grows tonally follows on perfectly from where Day left us six years ago. Whilst Day seemed to take us through the calmness and poetry of a single day’s movements, this latest release chooses to look a little deeper, possibly from looking up in the sky (‘Day’), now to the ground and deeper (‘No greater hero than the least plant that grows’) within the viewer. The fragility of this dream-like reality is staggeringly beautiful, and the enigma that is Christopher Hipgrave has created a very real classic.” – Ian Hawgood –