This EP was release summer 2012 digitally and now finally has been released physically on CDr format on Fall Into Void Recs limited to only 20 hand-numbered copies, and will be released physically again in a very limited boxed set in the coming months.
(translated from dutch to english with google translator)
"i AM Esper - The Arc Of A Tree, And The Shape Of A Cloud
Torn Flesh Records, 2012
i AM Esper the ambient brainchild of Justin Palmieri is so productive that discussing any release has been overtaken by a following. In this case, the EP The Arc Of A Tree, And The Shape Of A Cloud in 2012.
This we find three serene ambient tracks back with soothing hypnotic guitars and keys. Especially the opener is ideal for immersing yourself in a bathtub full of esoteric oils. Here we loose notes you away and you will be taken to the clouds in a more shoegaze ambient piece where the guitar a much more prominent role. Through these two series is the tension slowly made its way to end up with the title song that actually the best mix of his two predecessors knows.
The ambient and drone lovers have probably already heard of this man and may on its website a thing legally down loading including the EP and of course many more. Try it, to your purse will not have to lie."
- Zware Metalen
"The newest release on the very straightforward netlabel called Torn Flesh Records is the work of i AM Esper. The title of this work reads away like poetry which is usually the key for a successful atmospheric music experience.
indeed the first track is exactly what my ears where expecting. A beautiful work that reminds me of these fine moments of pure relaxation where the sun is touching your skin in a gentle way. A little breeze to keep you in a perfect state of well deserved calmness. Sipping from a tropical drink with your body in a comfortable hang-mat between the flexible friendly trees. Perhaps this description is more about my personal situation as a reviewer while listening to this wonderful music, but i can imagine people dreaming away in their fantasies to these kind of exotic peaceful environments themselves. The warm strokes of stringed guitar beauty creates simply a very warm and loving world to be in and is an absolute calming experience to treat your soul with. After a heavy day of full on stress , hard work or disappointment this music will certainly fade out all your previous worries in to the far background. Just sit back and be one with the song of the trees…
The sound of the next track is sounding more raw but within minutes you are hooked in a world of fine beauty. Especially when a layer of singing guitar sings in your ears with a warm and soulful existence. The track gets warmer and warmer with the great use of building up and directing these wonderful tropical sounding guitars. An amazing song that lifts the listener up in the blue sky and let you fly along with the lightweight clouds for as long as this trippy music is playing. A perfect track for these wonderful moments of inner peace that will almost make you feel stoned with its gorgeous created feel good mellow nostalgia.
The last track that also wears the album title is like a warm soft touch on the shoulder. It feels like the creator has managed to capture love and concentrated it into this sweet feel good work that you absolutely wouldn’t regret to hear! This is sunny love wrapped in pure feel good music. If you are in search for a track to send to express your love for someone you fancy dearly, than this track would be a great romantic choice. This is obviously made of pure love and its thoroughly impressive what I AM Esper could create with a guitar and great editing. Absolutely beautiful!" - yeahiknowitsucks.blog.com/2012/12/31/i-am-esper-the-arc-of-a-tree-and-the-shape-of-a-cloud/
- yeah I know it sucks
"this epic 3-track album comes out of New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA arranged by a prolific musician, Justin Palmieri aka I Am Esper. Indeed, Palmieri`s oeuvre is highly epic following the best traditions of guitar-based ambient and spaced-out post-rock musing (a la Labradford, Pan American, The Doldrums, Glenn Branca, Flying Saucer Attack, Bowery Electric etc). Rest assured, Palmieri is a discernible composer who prefers to fast dye the tracks and layer them with different shades and poignant nuances and demonstrating no hesitation regarding stylistic "blunges" (however, the practice to incorporate the elements of shoegaze, and ambient washes into the core is one of the basic norms within the realm of nowadays experimental rock). By the way, with regard to those charmingly scratching guitar noises the loop-heavy Song Of The Clouds is a fabulous example of how to outline the concept of "longing". Great."- agier.blogspot.com/2013/06/i-am-esper-arc-of-tree-and-shape-of.html