Dronny Darko & Ajna – Radioactive Immersion (Album – Cryo Chamber)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Cinematographic.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: This is the third collaborative album between Ukrainian Oleh Puzan (aka Dronny Darko) and American Chris F (aka Ajna).

Content: “Radioactive Immersion” takes off with a track illustrating the title of the work; kind of Geiger noises mixed with deep, breathing sound effects and space signals. Quite progressively we’re entering a sonic universe featuring field recordings, slow linear drones, abyssal atmospheres and monotones passages. One of the tracks features Dronny Darko’s partner in crime ProtoU.

+ + + : Dark-Ambient and Cinematographic influences are in perfect harmony with each other. The work is a fascinating sonic puzzle, which you better listen to by using headphones to distinguish some little noises and sound details. Both debut tracks reveal a scary universe reminding us of nuclear danger, but “Plutonium Clouds” featuring “ProtoU” is a brilliant, relaxing abyssal experience.  

– – – : Both last cuts are somewhat disappointing compared to the rest of the album.

Conclusion: A familiar theme and concept for an enjoyable experience in dark music.

Best songs: “Plutonium Clouds”, “Bottomless Gorge”, “Anomalous Gravity Distortion”.

Rate: 7½.

Artist: www.facebook.com/dronnydarko

Label: www.cryochamberlabel.comwww.facebook.com/CryoChamber

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