Aegri Somnia :: Endtime Psalms (Cryo Chamber)

A convincing corpus of intoxicating, dystopian and lugubrious alien soundscapes that could be used as a representative soundtrack for adventurous and futuristic metaphysical movies by directors such as David Cronenberg or Philip Kaufman.

Aegri Somnia is one discreet and obscure project coming from Croatia, mostly known for its releases on Cryo Chamber. This new album is a second full length release and a logical follow up to Monde Obscure from two years ago. Endtime Psalms is a pure subterranean dark ambient opus with a solid conceptual background which deals with post-humanity, alien life and metaphysical questions around the mind, biotechnological risks and genetics.

Musically we are absorbed by deep amorphous sound waves in a very dark and gloomy vein. The massive and enthralling droning textures are sustained by a vast array of empirical sounds, micro noises and scary cinematographic effects. Really gauzy, murky and cavernous textures with a growing anxiety state and a dark feeling around biological metaphors applied to man and the machine. Together with a few Atrium Carceri materials and Kolhoosi31 this is possibly one of the most skeptical and blackened ambient releases produced by Cryo Chamber thanks to the presence of totally hypnotic doomscapes. I particularly like the expressive and sticky tonal clusters used to interpret an internalized form of post-modern chaos sometimes penetrated by rare gleams of divine light and ghostly survivals (as restituted in “DNA Cult”). The general musical mood tends to be close to post-apocalyptical sci-fi dark electronic releases of Phelios and Tholen.

A convincing corpus of intoxicating, dystopian and lugubrious alien soundscapes that could be used as a representative soundtrack for adventurous and futuristic metaphysical movies by directors such as David Cronenberg or Philip Kaufman.

Endtime Psalms is available on Cryo Chamber.

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