Eluvium’s seventh LP is almost entirely a big album. This begins with the physical medium (a double album lasting close to 85 minutes) and continues with the sonic quality: a slow-burn, smooth and dense dreamscape that doesn’t shy away from heavy-handing the haziness (listeners plow their ways through heartbeat sounds, wind noise, static and muddled vocal samples) but always keeps a sense of openness. However, where much of ambient music is cosmological in nature, Nightmare Ending is first and foremost intimate, filled with a sunlight-on-a-Sunday- morning kind of lightness. The few pieces where Cooper plays piano solo work as good counterpoints throughout the album, providing the listener with grounding for the work’s emotional language and a waypoint to orient themselves in the seemingly endless soundscape.