Background/Info: The last year released debut album “You Disappeared” by French musician Pierre Laplace aka Beyond The Ghost, was a successful work. He now strikes back revealing nine new compositions.
Content: The sonic universe of this Frenchman remains characterized by a rather intimate feeling created by chilling atmospheres reinforced by field recordings. But there also is an authentic touch running through the work, which is injected by cello passages from a guest musician and piano-like arrangements. Pierre Laplace also added –just as on his debut work, a few passages with mysterious, spooky chants.
+ + + : I again like the work of Beyond The Ghost, which is not only intimate, but also revealing a poignant ominous feeling. The tracks are progressively evolving towards a truly nearby, impending sphere. The addition of piano sound arrangements and cello make me think of the good-old black-white movies of haunted houses and abandoned places.
– – – : The album is just missing an absolute climax, but that makes me believe the best is yet to come.
Conclusion: This album has something of an imaginary, sonic urbex; you get the sensation visiting imaginary, abandoned, isolated –and hopefully haunted, houses.
Best songs: “The Slow Agony Of Solitude”, “Suspended Consciousness”, “Surrender”, “Nebulous Beings”.
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