Aetherium Nebula – Glacialis Mundi (Album – Winter-Light)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Cinematic, Experimental.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: This is the official debut album by American solo-project Aetherium Nebula. Behind this music project is hiding  Dan Barrett who you might know from his involvement with Worms Of The Earth, Venal Flesh ao. Aetherium Nebula seems to be more introspective and reflecting, darker and deeper, existential themes.

Content: The tracks are inviting the listener to sail on dark sound fields of Ambient music which are alternating obscure- and evasive parts. Low resonating sound waves have been mixed with field recordings while you’ll notice different passages with voices and chants.

+ + + : I salute the sonic metamorphosis of the artist who seems to be a talented Dark-Ambient composer. He creates a dark, and menacing, sonic voyage which is accomplished by subtle sound treatments. The work has a strong visual strength mainly emerging at “The Ethereal Fog Of Dream” -which is a strong opening cut, and “Aqueous Sepulchre”. Both chants are featuring mystic chants in the background empowering the obscure sphere of the work. Another attention grabber -and for similar reasons, is “Subterra I – Where The Machines Sleep”. I like the flute sounds injecting an icy and extra-mysterious touch to the work.

– – – : The work is just missing an absolute apotheosis but it’s however a promising debut.

Conclusion: Aetherium Nebula is an interesting and promising addition to the great Winter-Light roster.

Best songs: “Aqueous Sepulchre”, “The Ethereal Fog Of Dream”,  “Subterra I – Where The Machines Sleep”, “A Dead God Frozen For Eternity”.

Rate: 8.


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