Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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Artist: VV.AA.
Title: Cryosphere
Format: CD
Label: Glacial Movements
Rated: *****
"Cryosphere", a chock-full sampler featuring 9 tracks for almost 80 minutes of music, marks the debut of Alessandro Tedeschi (Netherworld)'s new label Glacial Movements - you may have noticed that the recurring theme is ice, glaciers, vast frozen horizons etc. in the best tradition of Thomas Koener, Biosphere, etc. None of the featured tracks is less than well-done, so fans of isolationist drones will surely have much to sink their teeth into. My personal favourites were Siberian Closing the Eternity (authors of a superb 7" on Drone Records), Tho-So-Aa (mostly working on menacing low rumbles) and landlord Netherworld of course, who is brilliant and deep as always; but you can easily pick your own soundscape among those offered by Northaunt, Lightwave, Tuu, Troum, Aidan Baker and Oophoi. I wish a bright future to Tedeschi, and heartily recommend this to those even remotely interested in labels like Drone, Manifold, Mystery Sea and the likes.

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