All That Was Lost is the third album from cinematic ambient composer Stray Theories. Australian born and current New Zealand resident Micah Templeton-Wolfe is the sole force behind the project, and the LP finds him following-up 2014's We Never Left EP with his first new long-form Stray Theories material, not to mention, his first album to be pressed to vinyl. Templeton-Wolfe's time away has not been for naught. Composing for films, collaborations with like-minded artists and a plethora of remix projects, all while creating a sample pack for the Noiiz sample app under new project Ocean Lost.
While he has seemingly been focusing his efforts elsewhere, Templeton-Wolfe has been quietly composing for All That Was Lost, an album which is imbued in spades with Stray Theories' signature mood-altering soundscapes. Muted electronics have always played a part in the Stray Theories pallet, and some of Templeton-Wolfe's extracurricular work might have something to do with those textures now being brought a bit more to the fore. In Templeton-Wolfe's hands, these fit in perfectly within the personally subjective nature his music has always suggested. All That Was Lost is a cinematic ambient gem brought into the world at a time when we need it most.