The sound of one man noodling around in a very fluid way on a guitar? It doesn’t, on the surface, sound terribly appealing. And yet it is, and it works.... Like all the best ambient music, you can stick The Union / A Hem of Evening on in the background and leave it to run on pleasantly as you ignore it, but it works best when you crank it up and let if fully come to life. There are beautifully meandering guitar labyrinths to get lost in here, and becoming thoroughly lost is a pleasure... The Union / A Hem of Evening is one of the real treasures of 2012.