Post Tagged with: "Cinematic"

Pattern Behavior :: Omens (The Crime League)

Omens immediately catches the attention. Musically it brings to the fore a series of menacing and enthralling cinematic ambiences with a clear 80s retro feel. Pattern Behavior is a synth-electronic music duo formed by Elizabeth Virosa and Robert Galbraith who operate also various pseudonyms such as Snowbeasts. Galbraith is also the founder of the net label […]

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Aegri Somnia :: Endtime Psalms (Cryo Chamber)

A convincing corpus of intoxicating, dystopian and lugubrious alien soundscapes that could be used as a representative soundtrack for adventurous and futuristic metaphysical movies by directors such as David Cronenberg or Philip Kaufman. Aegri Somnia is one discreet and obscure project coming from Croatia, mostly known for its releases on Cryo Chamber. This new album […]

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Lawrence English :: Cruel Optimism (Room40)

The album is developed as one long epic atmospheric suite where soothing peaceful passages are punctuated by vertiginous emotional moments of melancholic beauty. Lawrence English is one very productive and important artist in the late development of modern days experimental ambient music. Among other things he is also the founder of Room40 label. Wilderness of […]

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Thin Films :: Mountains and Machines (Thin Recordings)

Electronic varietals shimmy and segue through lush piano keys, and classic late 90’s-era IDM reflections. Fans of Ocoeur, Ulrich Schnauss and Kettel will revel in the mountainous peaks and softened machine grooves. UK’s Dan McRae (aka Thin Films) reveals Mountains and Machines, where electronic varietals shimmy and segue through lush piano keys, and classic late 90’s-era […]

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Xerxes The Dark :: Transmutation (Kalpamantra)

Transmutation is a nocturnal, deep, quiet and ominous blackened ambient release which definitely figures among the most accomplished ones published by Kalpamantra in terms of lugubrious dark drone industrialism. Mohamad Reza (Morego Dimmer) is a skilled sound designer working under various monikers and exploring a wide spectrum of electronic music, from chill-out to space ambient, cosmic […]

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Ian Boddy :: As Above So Below (DiN)

As Above So Below follows the path of spacious and cinematic ambient music with sculpted and sinuous sound waves, soothing textures, pulsating electronic grooves and beats. Ian Boddy is one pioneering artist in the space ambient genre and stands among the leading figures of this electronic pop musical movement with 80’s synth players such as […]

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Two on the Radar :: Phoenician Blinds and L.U.C.A.

Exhilarating, vividly atmospheric fusion of jazz, afrobeat, rock and hip hop from new promising London-based quartet Phoenician Blinds, and a cosmic cinematic mélange of electronica, folk and bizarreness from Italy’s Francesco De Bellis a.k.a. L.u.c.a. Phoenician Blinds :: Elephantine (Self-Released) Although heavily influenced by legendary, luminary phenomenon Esbjorn Svensson Trio, versatile pianist and producer Robert […]

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Day Before Us :: Nihil Interit (Rage in Eden)

Each track develops its own atmosphere, sometimes mysteriously cinematic and underpinned by wistful melodies. Day Before Us is a French based project which originally blends textured electronics with a strong lyrical sensibility of somber beauty. The project was formed in 2011 by Philippe Blache. Titled Nihil Interit, this new album is the third published by […]

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Dean De Benedictis :: Salvaging The Present (Spotted Peccary Music)

It’s almost like Salvaging the Present is a journal of De Benedictis’s travels, a collection of discarded sounds and ideas brought together to paint outlines of emotional states, leaving silences that encourage conscious listener participation, eventually filling with vocal samples, strings, or the idiosyncratic beeps and whirs of IDM. Eleven years after releasing Salvaging the Past on […]

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Cathode Ray Tube :: Famous Monsters (Component)

Famous Monsters is easily recommended for listeners of dark space ambient crossovers nestled between Biosphere, Robert Henke and Loscil for stylistic similarity. Component is now a well known label for Igloo readers. I reviewed a few releases from two of their leading projects Snowbeasts and Pattern Behavior, both recommended for fans of dark challenging releases in modern […]

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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 […]

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Phragments :: All Towers Must Fall (Malignant)

With its dark trumpet call and thundering bass frequencies the opening theme introduces the listener in a malevolent and adventurous sound ritualism absorbed by nightmare like hallucinations and shimmering darkness. Already part of the almighty and indispensable Malignant Records with two releases respectively published in 2008 and 2013, our favorite Slovakian figure of epic blackened […]

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Logical Disorder :: Doomed Hope EP (Crazy Language)

A fabric of condensed cinematic melody, heavily textured beats and rhythmic digitized drones, Doomed Hope is both uplifting and brooding in one fell swoop. I have to admit, I really should have been tuned into Logical Disorder (aka Javier Barrero) a long time ago. He’s been very active with an abundance of extended players and […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Shalosh

“Shalosh’s style is open for interpretation, we combine the musical character of each one of us, and that makes our music edgy and unpredictable. Rock, jazz, progressive, electronic, groove, world music, we let the audience decide what to name it.” Deeply connected The alias, Shalosh (three in Hebrew), perfectly represents what the special union of […]

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(PREMIERE) Jones :: Clear Air Turbulence EP (Loomis & Jones)

Liquid rhythms and cascading cinematic breaks all morphed into a tranquil sojourn through time and space. Bass nods and prods dripping from the edges of soft pads and melodic whirlwind’s. Brittle at times but with a certain luminous flow, Jones delivers fine tuned sonic escapades via five slices of life. Download the full EP for […]

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Sigma Octantis :: Dissipations (OPN / Malignant Antibody)

Among the best and most challenging post-ambient electronic albums of the year. Next to the melodious dark ambient project Lambwool, Sigma Octantis is an other French project who first signed materials on the legendary Divine Comedy Records before to find a new home at the indispensable OPN Records. Throughout their career Sigma Octantis had constantly […]

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Yair Etziony :: Delphi (False Industries)

A darkly moving and compelling ritualistic ambient release which admits a charming taste for retro kraut-electronic atmospherics. Firstly known for having signed a first effort on the highly acclaimed Spekk label (Japan based structure devoted to a wide range of experimental abstract ambient releases), sound designer Yair Etziony is back with a new tremendous mindscaping effort […]

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Moon Ate the Dark :: Molt and Grow (Brian)

Last year, Moon Ate the Dark presented itself with a stellar, self-titled debut album. It impressed everyone who heard, including the proprietor of tiny, tasteful Brian Records, who was lucky enough to receive this very positive answer to his request that the duo record something for his label. At a mere three and four-odd minutes, […]

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Materia :: Atlas (Slime)

A genuine work of substance from a club producer who has expanded his remit and taken on something wholly more ambitious than a two track house, garage, dubstep, insert preferred genre release. Atlas is a deep and ethereal album with a huge cinematic sonic geography. Ice covered shimmering alien worlds stretch before you from the […]

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