Randal Collier-Ford, Flowers for Bodysnatchers, Council of Nine, God Body Disconnect :: Locus Arcadia (Cryo Chamber)
Locus Arcadia is a celebration of metaphysical, cinematic space music with a sense of experimentation and a few challenging ideas in the sound art department.
Now true leader and avid promoter of the dark ambient universe with Cyclic law, Malignant and Cold Spring, Cryo Chamber (founded a few years ago by Simon Heath of Atrium Carceri and Sabled Sun) delivers here one new inspiring collaborative work between four homemade projects. From the projects involved I’m most familiar with the production of Randal Collier-Ford that I incidentally discovered on a net-radio when he was publishing releases under the moniker of Temple of Algolagnia and with God Body Disconnect which released a superb first effort earlier this year.
The conceptual background of this album explores ideas related to deep vastness, post humanity, spacey navigation, cosmic energies and the great unknown. The sonic soundscapes respectively designed guide the listener in a tremendously textured and immersive astral voyage found of cybernetic ambiences, electronic noises and spacious drones. I’m very absorbed by the track written by Council of Nine, a cerebral and ominously dark contemplation on sound colors and slowly undulating harmonies, punctuated by a vast corpus of micro noises. Flowers for Bodysnatchers encompasses a more abstract, cryptic, menacing sound experience, this one would have been resolutely appropriate as a score for a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie. God Body Disconnect delivers an obsessional and soundtrack-driven ambience full of timbral atmospheres, deep resonances, noisy dynamics and narratives. A complex track. Locus Arcadia is a celebration of metaphysical, cinematic space music with a sense of experimentation and a few challenging ideas in the sound art department.
Locus Arcadia is available on Cryo Chamber.