Background/Info: Italian composerGiuseppe Verticchio has been active under the Nimh moniker since 2001. He released numerous productions on different recognized labels, always dealing with darker music influences such as ambient, industrial, ritual and related genres. This album is not exactly new work, but gets back to the album “This Crying Era”, which was originally released in 2012 on vinyl format by Synästhesie Schallplatten. “Beyond The Crying Era” features the six original tracks from “This Crying Era” plus four extra songs.
Content: Nimh invites the listener to dive into an extremely dark- and overwhelming ambient composition. The songs have been accomplished with a wide spectrum of noises, field recordings, dark electronic loops and icy sweeps. It’s a powerful composition featuring numerous noticeable tracks.
+ + + : What you might expect from this kind of music is a strong visual appeal and that’s for sure one of the album’s main characteristics. But it’s not just dark-ambient music. Giuseppe Verticchio also reveals himself as a true wizard of noise. He likes manipulating the knobs of his machines, creating a tormented fantasy world. I especially like the icy, electronic loops and the crushing atmospheres.
– – – : You don’t hear me complaining; this album is worthy of examination for all dark-ambient lovers.
Conclusion: Nimh doesn’t bring the usual dark-ambient cliché, but an elaborated format guiding the listener throughout a dark sonic trip.
Best songs: “Dark Earth, ”, “The Thanandar’s Room”, “Beyond The Gates”, “The Crying Era”.
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