Hilyard – Division Cycle (Album – Cryo Chamber)

By Aug 18,2021

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Cinematographic.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Over the past eight years Bryan Hilyard has released an impressive discography. He was already familiar with Cryo Chamber, having released an album together with ProtoU (cf. “Alpine respire”) in 2017. “Division Cycle” is the American’s artist newest creation.

Content: “Division Cycle” perfectly matches with the sound approach of Cryo Chamber; a sonic trip throughout Cinematographic and Dark-Ambient fields. Mixing buzzing sound waves together with field recordings, the composition has something inhibited and mysterious. The last track was achieved together with Dronny Darko and ProtoU.

+ + + : I like the intimate approach of the composition. It feels as a sonic voyage through dark, imaginary places. The album has a strong visual appeal; at least some passages have this magic strength to stimulate your fantasy, facing images and feelings of despair and solitude. “Abandoned The Ramparts” is a perfect illustration of this vision.

– – – : A little bit more diversity would have been a bonus.

Conclusion: “Division Cycle” stands for a dark, chilling experience in Ambient music. 

Best songs: “Abandoned The Ramparts”, “Of Hatred And Wrath”, “Altars Of Warfresh”.

Rate: 7.




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