Netherworld :: Alchemy of Ice (Glacial Movements)

Alchemy of Ice embodies a perfect aesthetic fusion between discreet micro-tonal melodiously articulated elements and macro-cosmical textural drone resonances.

Glacial movements is a well established Italian independent label known for their catalog entirely devoted to spacious- environmental unobtrusive dronescaping experiences. they notably sign works from the notorious Oophoi, Rapoon, Lull et al. Alchemy of Ice is the third album from Netherworld (Alessandro Tedeschi) published by the label. The music embodies a perfect aesthetic fusion between discreet micro-tonal melodiously articulated elements and macro-cosmical textural drone resonances.

Following the musical course ever approached in previous efforts, this last Netherworld consists of supreme-crystal like sounding dronescapes, brief acoustic motives, quasi geological-field recording embellishment. Each piece is strongly and gradually enveloping, admitting rare moments of transparent beauty. Very consonant and with timbral charged atmospheres, a few completely absorbing and cycled evocative melodious lines escape from the dense sonic sounding tapestry. The musical identity sounds like a cross between the contemplative soothing ambient pieces of Brian Eno’s ‘On Land’, Olhon’s empirical-hauntingly geological drones and the otherworldly isolated piano-like sounding quality of Harold Budd’s chordal minimalism, everything melted into a large spectrum of ambient textures of (reminiscence of Sinke Dus and Vestigial to name a few contemporary ones). Alchemy of Ice is an abstract ambient rhapsody which reaches the listener in a state of spiritual ravishment, of absolute quietness and emotional plenitude. A marvelous, sensuous and delicate electronic cold drone pearl. A very enjoyable listening moment, highly recommended for all intimate music lovers.

Alchemy of Ice is available on Glacial Movements. [Release page | Bandcamp]

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