Apocryphos, Kammarheit, Atrium Carceri :: Echo (Cryo Chamber)

Ethereal atmospheric electro textures are intertwined by omnipresent eerie tones, electric guitar vibes, detached echoing piano notes and mantra-like meditative drones.

Two years after the well noted Onyx, the veteran project Atrium Carceri joins once more the two highly acclaimed modern dark ambient projects Apocryphos and Kammarheit for a new collective chapter. Echo is a welcoming effort to start the year with one intriguing, emotional and nicely immersive post-industrial ambient album. I might say that the music approaches the most melodious and more accessible vibrant path of Cryo Chamber production, this without rejecting the dark and ominous sonic resonances.

Ethereal atmospheric electro textures are intertwined by omnipresent eerie tones, electric guitar vibes, detached echoing piano notes and mantra-like meditative drones. The whole thing invites the listener to be moved by an eloquent, dark and cold reverie, lost in a foggy loneliness, contemplating on the subtle self, reaching pure consciousness. This release is not among the most ambitious ones but it is a top class dark ambient that will maintain you in a fabulous and deep quietness. It stands among the most efficiently melancholic efforts published by Cryo Chamber, the presence of Apocryphos is maybe responsible of it if I remember well about the general mood of the album Stone Speak.

My favorite tracks are the opening theme, the self title with its cinematic, languid pulsating aura and the soaring mind altered “All dreams mined.” Echo is a serene, vaporous and metaphysical sea of sounds, easily recommended for any fan or beginner in the moodily atmospheric dark ambient genre and in elegant minimalist space music.

Echo is available on Cryo Chamber.

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