Background/Info: Polish solo-project Inner Vision Laboratory joined hands with Winter-Light after several productions released on labels such as Rage In Eden, Zoharum, Far From Showbiz ao. “Relics” is inspired by ‘different science-fiction and post-apocalyptic books and movies, but also from the artists’ personal thoughts regarding mankind’s condition’.
Content: “Relics” can be seen as an experimental- and or visionary dark-ambient release. The dark atmospheres inject a tormented touch to the work, but the main specificities appear to be the impressive sound treatments. There’s a constant sound manipulation joined by surprising, hard exploding sound blasts, crashes and all kind of noises. The tracks are all progressively moving towards a hard sound web.
+ + + : The heavy sound blasts make the particularity and main strength of this album. It creates a perfect osmosis with the dark- and visual-like atmospheres. The sounds clearly reflect dark and disturbing images we’re all hiding with fear in our deepest inner-self. I feel a very intimate atmosphere created by the simple magic of dark sound creation.
– – – : The sound formula becomes somewhat repetitive, but nobody will complain when the result is that efficient.
Conclusion: “Relics” is an invitation to bring your inner demons and most perverted thoughts alive. It sounds like the exploration of a sick mind so be careful when you start listening to this opus.
Best songs: “Derelicts”, “Relics”, “Badlands”.