Dead Melodies & Zenjungle – Anthropocene (Album – Cryo Chamber)

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Genre/Influences: Cinematographic.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: This album is the meeting between Tom Moore (Dead Melodies) and Phil Gardelis (Zenjungle). British project Dead Melodies is a familiar artist from the Cryo Chamber roster while Zenjungle is a Greek artist who’s mainly involved in ambient and jazz productions. He’s playing saxophone and clarinet, but still guitar.

Content: This album features an inhibited sphere created by electronic sound layers and field recordings while reinforced by the warm, yet mysterious sound of the saxophone. It feels a bit like the offspring between two different worlds, but in the end it all resulted in a truly sonic symbiosis. It’s a total cinematographic music trip, which however reveals dark passages.

+ + + : I’m probably too often linking saxophones with jazz music while it of course is an instrument that is featured in different genres. It’s not that usual to hear a saxophone used on dark-ambient/cinematic music, but it creates a delicious and wafting sensation on this album. Both artists have created an intimated sphere where you sometimes even get the impression of becoming a voyeur. The tracks are somewhat enigmatic, but also tickling our fantasy to dive into an imaginary world. “Anthropocene” is made of darkness getting the listener into a relaxing mood.

– – – : The album features five cuts, which unfortunately all sound pretty similar.

Conclusion: This album totally fits the cinematic roster of Cryo Chamber although it injects some diversity in its global approach. I can only encourage both artists to renew this experience.

Best songs: “Wisp”, “Where Demons Sleep”, “The Book”.

Rate: (7½).

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