Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Cinematographic, Experimental.
Format: Digital, Cassette.
Background/Info: There’s not much information available about Heilige! This project is driven by Heinrich Wilhelm and “Riverside” is the debut work featuring six tracks.
Content: The tracks are pretty short –only one cut of 4 minutes, which creates a somewhat fragmented impression reminding me of Cinematographic productions. Fields recordings have been mixed with dark Electronic atmospheres. There’s an inhibited atmosphere emerging from the work, which becomes a bit wafting during some passages.
+ + + : There’s an interesting duality between the dark, dominant sphere and the evasive effect of the work. I like this wafting sensation emerging at the title track.
– – – : The cuts are definitely pretty short and that’s a pity; a bit more elaboration would have been interesting to get a better idea about the real potential of this project.
Conclusion: Heilige! doesn’t set the world of Dark-Ambient and Cinematographic genre alight, but I think there’s more hiding inside this project than what comes out.
Best songs: “Dark Woods”.