Genre/Influences: Dark-cinematographic, dark-ambient.
Background/Info: Pierre Laplace is a French musician who joined hands together with Cryo Chamber to unleash the debut work of his project Beyond The Ghost. “You Disappeared” deals with an imaginary city of fog.
Content: The cinematic atmosphere supports this album from start till the end. The tracks have been composed with a mix of instruments and field recordings. The piano playing is quite noticeable, but I also have to mention some passages with drones and another extract featuring a few chants. It creates a world of despair, sometimes leading the listener into a paranoiac sensation empowered by oppressive atmospheres.
+ + + : The most noticeable element –and the main strength of this work is the global atmosphere created by the artist. Ambient and cinematic music can have the power to bring the listener into a fantasy world created by their own imagination. Pierre Laplace has this power and talent to create a strong visual appeal. But I also like the somewhat inhibited aspect of this sphere. It has something delicate and even authentic, which is due to the use of real instruments.
– – – : The main difficulty for this artist will be to catch the attention of a wider audience and especially in a music style, which counts numerous projects in the genre.
Conclusion: Beyond The Ghost is an interesting and talented newcomer creating a poignant dark-cinematographic sound. This is an album, which is worthy of examination.
Best songs: “Quicksand”, “False Idols”, “The Day When You Lost Your Smile”, “Remembering The World As It Used To Be”.