NovaGiger – Overland (EP – Mind Plug Records)

Genre/Influences: Experimental, Tribal, Ethereal.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: There’s not much information available about NovaGiger, but it seems to be a UK project driven by the duo Matt Baker and Tony Dixon. I found out they already released an EP in 2011 and an album in 2012.

Content: “Overland” features a single piece, which holds you on for more than 26 minutes. The track is made of different passages, taking off in a rather tribal way. You’ll hear children chants and more Ethereal female voices during the last part. The song moves from bombast to reverie.

+ + + : “Overland” sounds as a true sonic voyage and this sensation is only accentuated by the different passages with chants. Sound-wise I like the Tribal influences and bombastic parts.

– – – : “Overland” feels like being conceived to cover a visual performance. I’m missing this aspect when listening to the work.

Conclusion: “Overland” sounds like an invitation to dream away.

Best songs: “Overland”.

Rate: 6½.  

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