Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Cinematic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Released by the end of 2022, “The Great Dark Spot” must be the seventh full length album by Argyre Planitia. This German solo-project is driven by Stefan Voß releasing his second work on Winter-Light.
Content: We embark on a dark, sonic travel throughout obscure and tormented atmospheres. Low tones, vibrating sounds, echoing drones, metallic noises and field recordings create all together a dense sound spectrum.
+ + + : This artist only confirms the potential showed on previous works. It’s an overwhelming production with a strong visual appeal leading the listener into an imaginary, abyssal, world. You feel solitude and despair accentuated by the ghost-like tones although I noticed space-like effects as well.
– – – : The work is maybe missing an absolute climax to speak about a true masterpiece but we get a succession of cool tracks instead.
Conclusion: Argyre Planitia is a project which is progressively gaining a higher level at the wider fields of Dark-Ambient music.
Best songs: “Messina Chasmata”, “Subglacial Ocean”, “Pharos Crater”, “Cryovolcanic Activity”.
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