Continuously absorbing and cinematic.
Influential and highly productive dark ambient label Cryo Chamber starts off 2016 with the debut album of New Jersey-based God Body Disconnect (aka Bruce Moallem). The album conceptually embraces ideas linked to the macrocosm, man’s ontological position in the universe, alchemical energies, illusion, form, supra-empirical knowledge and metaphysical explorations of the psyche. Occult arts meet naturescaping metaphors. The stylistic path of classic dark ambient this project follows particularly matches those themes.
With ethereal, spacious post-industrial qualities the material admits comparison to iconic dark experimental music from Lustmord, Netherworld and Beyond Sensory Experience. The listener is invited to interact with a massive sonorous intertextuality, explore dark spaces from above and absorb spiritual quietness. The soundscapes feature processed field recordings, noisy derelicts, haunted metallic reverbs, spoken words and plenty of gauzy droning ambiences in a spacey synthesized mode with minimal electric guitar and piano touches.
Dredge Portals is an efficient and convincing musical experience, continuously absorbing and cinematic. It will seduce fans of moody atmospheric music, new age space explorations as well as dark investigators of electronic avant-gardism.
Dredge Portals is available on Cryo Chamber.