Genre/Influences: Cinematic, Dark-Ambient, Experimental, electronic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Set up in 2013 by Greek artist Vasilis Angelopoulos, Conjecture has already released several productions on different labels like Ars Nocturna, Raumklang Music, Zoharum ao. This is the first work released by Cyclic Law which is meant as ‘an exploration of the rare psychological and neurological phenomenon known as Anticipatory Nostalgia.’ This is ‘a feeling of longing for something that has yet to occur or may not exist at all.’
Content: An interesting psychological concept which has been transposed into icy noises driven by crashing drones and heavy, electronic sound blasts. We get 4 extended cuts which have been slowly built up sometimes resulting in a true Cinematic format.
+ + + : This album sounds different from the early work of the project. Conjecture seems to be in constant move and exploration of new sonic paths. I was deeply impressed by the great sound canvas this album has been made by. It’s maybe a kind of legacy from earlier IDM-productions Conjecture was dealing with. From heavy, blasting, and overwhelming passages toward refined parts with subtle bleeps this album appears to be an interesting sound labyrinth.
– – – : Both debut cuts are absolutely phenomenal while both last ones never reached a similar level. So the best is right at the beginning while the end rather sounds like an antithesis.
Conclusion: Conjecture remains an interesting project feeling comfortable dealing with multiple influences and (related) music styles.
Best songs: “II”, “I”.
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