Genre/Influences: Experimental, soundscape.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Lunar Abyss or Lunar Abyss quartet or Lunar Abyss Deus Organum… it’s all about the same project active since 1998 and ‘that came from dreams’. Hailing from Finland, they’ve released a countless number of productions.
Content: This album –with a real weird name, features 5 cuts. Lunar Abyss Deus Organum first collected sounds and noises from very different origins, which they next transformed and manipulated in studio. The tracks are clearly experimental-like, but still into soundscape. The tracks are progressively built up, easily going over the 15 and even 20 minutes. You’ll easily recognize field recordings, which have been mixed with low sound resonations, a few percussive parts which rather sound as an effect and long during sound waves. One of the cuts is featuring Tanith.
+ + + : The track “Zazemlya” featuring Tanith is without a shadow of a doubt my favorite piece from the work. This track is a bit darker, but the slow progression is more noticeable and therefore more efficient. I however can imagine this is the kind of album that will please fans of soundscapes.
– – – : I’ve never been a huge fan of soundscape-like experiences and that’s again the feeling I got listening to this work. I too often get the impression the tracks are endless and without a real evolution in structure and sounds.
Conclusion: This album moves on a monotonous trip without any trace of a climax.
Best songs: “Zazemlya”.