Genre/Influences: Cinematic, Dark-Ambient.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: “Another Presence” is the third full length album by Scandinavian artist Mathias Hammerstrøm aka Amphior.
Content: Amphior invites the listener to embark for a haunting sonic trip. The composition has a wafting- and relaxing effect although it is progressively evolving towards darker fields. Especially the last part of the album especially has this Dark-Ambient effect created by humming soundwaves evolving crescendo.
+ + + : This is the right work to be released by Glacial Movements. The abyssal- and space-like atmospheres create this haunting prosperity which is typical for the label roster. The whispering effects running through a few parts accentuate the spooky sphere. I prefer the darker “Pathfinder” and the excellent last cut “What Was Lost”.
– – – : I like the progression running through the tracks but regret there’s no total climax. I’m also not that fond of the tracks ending abruptly.
Conclusion: Amphior is a cool addition to Glacial Movements’ roster.
Best songs: “Pathfinder”, “What Was Lost”, “Phantasm”.
Rate: 7½ .
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