The Prevailing Wind is probably your favorite new ambient drone release. Presenting an assault of subdued melancholy that haunts the waking mind. Bryan W Bray conjures subtle, tense melodies intended for evenings of melancholy contemplation. The incantations found within this double sided cassette represent the capabilities of the drone and ambience tags with gusto. Mastering textures, levels and progressions of sounds, manipulating the manifold tensions and (lack of) releases throughout and delivering a journey with great depth and scope, The Prevailing Winds sees Gates at their finest.