Dreissk :: To Nowhere (n5MD)

A fine collection of sonic meditations and futuristic elegies in minor key, produced by massive synthesized orchestrations, dissonant, tripped-out and melodious post-rock grooves.

Dreissk (aka Kevin Patzelt) is a consistent project signed on the independent n5MD imprint (devoted to a great variety of electronic music, from IDM to experimental, minimal and organic ambient music, active since 2002). To Nowhere is Dressk’s third full-length release to date. This new album delivers punchy and immersive sound experience with a general tendency for post-apocalyptic sounding industrialism. Harsh noises, power electronics and nebulous ambient patterns deliver here a singular atmosphere with an intense emotional vibe.

The music alternatives are contemplative, abstract, then lugubruous sequences are equally spread. This album is quite hard to classify and presents something musically transversal. The stylistic characteristics are reminiscent (in aspects) to noise/trance soundscape projects such as Bad Sector, Troum—but with an emphasis on obsessional pulsating motifs to produce a sort of vertiginous astral voyage. We can also detect implicit Tangerine Dream references (mainly from their late Virgin years) and an Eno-esque flavor in the introspective ambient piece “Near The Shore.” “A Long Road” is possibly my favorite track, totally enveloping, ritualistic and entrancing post-rock drones mixed with electronic treatments.

To Nowhere is a fine collection of sonic meditations and futuristic elegies in minor key, produced by massive synthesized orchestrations, dissonant, tripped-out and melodious post-rock grooves. Contrary to a certain range of ambient music, there is nothing sentimental, detached or impressionistic in favor of more spooky, radical, darkly cinematic and emotionally submersive textures as we can find in post-industrial / dark-ambient music. The sound architecture contains a great dose of originality and quality which make things enjoyable from start to the end. To Nowhere is easily recommended for fans of post-modern ambient music, in its eclectic, moving, and plural aspects.

To Nowhere is available on n5MD.

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