Turning Point is a 5-track EP from electronic/ambient artist M Cross Dougherty. This release is a blissful dive into the far-reaching regions of the soul. The work’s title is an immediate nod to Fritjof Capra’s book, and the paradigm shifts he suggests are coupled to human behavior. Nonetheless, Dougherty crafted each song on Turning Point to inspire tranquility amid ever-changing modern complexities and technology and aural peace through undulating and cyclical synthesis.
Press release by Heart Dance Records
Multi-instrumentalist and producer M. Cross Dougherty stepped into the vibrant music scene of North Carolina and was quickly signed by Lost Cat Records. With the label, he released two full-length albums, Shadows in the Light and In Dreams, the latter serving as a thematic foray into Neil Gaiman’s world of The Sandman.
Following these releases, M. Cross Dougherty developed music under the moniker, Lake Isle, hearkening to shoe gaze and dream pop pioneers The Chameleons and Slowdive. Lake Isle evolved into a five-piece dream-pop outfit known for its robust celestial sound. The band took a hiatus following the EP Wake Up and LP Winter Lights and a lengthy touring schedule.
In the years to follow, M. Cross Dougherty uncovered a passion for FM synthesis, looping techniques, sampling, and analog production; and soon developed an arsenal of ambient and drone tracks akin to the stylings of The Boards of Canada, r beny, Jogging House, Windy & Carl, and Chihei Hatakeyama. M. Cross Dougherty’s music is the kind you would expect to hear in your dreams; it’s serene and hopeful, calmingly anthemic, and engagingly present.
For more information and music samples, visit heartdancerecords.com/m-cross-dougherty