Dreissk :: edge_horizon (n5MD)

While edge_horizon is not as adventurous as its predecessor, it is imaginative and bracing, and maintains Dreissk’s status as one of the most interesting and individual sounding artists on n5MD’s colorful roster of artists.

Dreissk‘s debut album, The Finding (n5MD) was one of the highlights for us here at Igloo Magazine in 2011. Here is a line from our review of it: “With struggle, resistance and clarity, The Finding is a welcomed breeze encompassing a plethora of auditory drenching that sinks into the subconscious and continues to inspire.” I agreed with everything said on that review. So, naturally, I had some expectations before the first time I gave Dreissk’s second album, edge_horizon, a spin in my CD player.

The problem with expectations is that they can prevent us from hearing / seeing the charms of the creation, and even though I learned that years ago, every once in a while I fall into that trap once again. Once I dropped all expectations and stopped seeing it as some sort of sequel, I started to really enjoy edge_horizon. Yes, it’s more structured and clear, and the emotional weight and personal vibe of The Finding were replaced with an epic post-apocalyptic atmosphere that makes the album sound like a soundtrack of a thrilling Sci-Fi movie, but the music definitely does not sound familiar, it sounds distinctive, it sounds like Dreissk. The tracks develop slowly but engagingly, keeping the listener in suspense, gradually turning into explosive and at times symphonic sonic entities without being grandiose or cheesy.

While edge_horizon is not as adventurous as its predecessor, it is imaginative and bracing, and maintains Dreissk’s status as one of the most interesting and individual sounding artists on n5MD’s colorful roster of artists.

edge_horizon is available on n5MD. [Release page]

TAGS: , , , ,

No Comments

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.