Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Cinematic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: After the last year and astonishing “Labyrintia”-album released by Cyclic Law, American artist Cal Glover-Wessel strikes back with a new work this time released by Cryo Chamber. The idea behind this work deals with ‘dark ritualistic explorations of pre-Roman Celtic tribes lost in time.’
Content: The work reveals a different approach -although features related influences, than on “Labyrintia”. Drones, low sound treatments, resonating kicks and multiple field recordings are crossing each other in a dark and overwhelming production. Caldon Glover again injects vocals -and even throat singing, on different passages.
+ + + : The main power from this work emerges from the tremendous, dark, atmospheres, which are accentuated by low sound treatments. It creates a monstrous effect which is perfectly matching with this kind of work. “Tiodhlacadh” is an impressive, last cut but I also have to mention “Coilltean” and “Fògradh” for the strong, visual appeal. I personally prefer the previous album of Caldon Glover but I like the fact this artist isn’t repeating himself.
– – – : It’s not an easy thing striking back with a new masterpiece after the genius “Labyrintia”-opus. I was held more in the grip of the previous work although “Ùir” has it part of magic as well.
Conclusion: This work enlarges the sonic horizon of Cryo Chamber revealing a perfect twist between Dark-Ambient and Cinematic music.
Best songs: “Tiodhlacadh”, “Coilltean”, “Fògradh”.
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