Monday, June 1, 2020
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Artist: Different State
Title: The Frigid Condition
Format: CD
Label: Zoharum (@)
Rated: *****
This new release from Marek Marchoff is a mixture of illbient, industrial and psychedelia that is an end of the year surprise for this label more oriented in dark ambient territories. This is a two face musical offer as it features the repetitive mood of illbient and the search for variety of psychedelia and, so, it's sometimes out of focus but it search the listener attention.
"Done" opens this release with a old vinyl recording that quickly develop in a guitar loop above some sparse noises. "Consciousness" is an hypnotic tune with an oriental flavor given by the samples and the guitar tuning. "Salvatore Fabio" is the first track of this album featuring a vocal line. "Conspiracy in the Mirror" is a long instrumental tune featuring also a sax line. "Love" feature a female vocal line that gives variety to the underlying musical structure that is the same for the tracks with minimal variations. So, "Intuition" and "Spiritual Potential" are variations above the same lines. "Cold" returns to the instrumental paths of the beginning of the album featuring and evocative soundscape below the guitar line while "Spirit" is another vocal driven track and "Disastral / Hidden Composition" and almost dark ambient exercise.
This album features some tracks longer than necessary however it's a release enjoyable for everyone.