Saturday, July 11, 2020
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Artist: Inner Vision Laboratory vs Nepenthe
Title: Ambit
Format: CD
Label: Zoharum (@)
Rated: *****
This new release from this polish artist in collaboration with Nepenthe took "3 years in the making when they were searching for a common language and [..] created a [...] symbiotic world". Tracks have no title so suggesting that this release has to be considered as a long track in seven movements and, effectively, this album has a remarkable consistency.
The opening movement, "I", is a dark drone that acts as a canvas for sparse noises and a distant voice. The second movement, "II", is based upon the development of a drone while "III" develops a sort of background noise and "IV" develops a form of field recordings or, in cinematographic term, foley art even if sparse notes of piano closes this movement. "V" is the more dark ambient oriented and menacing as is features heavy bass. The distant voices of "VI" marks a return to more evocative musical paths that finally resolves his path in "VII" that seems a musical representation of the cover art, a black rose on a white surface, as it based upon the juxtaposition of a dark soundscape and bright noises.
As previous releases this is not anything ground breaking or something that I would remember in a end of year playlist but it's something that regularly is played on my stereo as it's a sort of technical "state of the art" dark ambient and it's developing his own style in the path of tradition. Highly recommended for fans.


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