Genre/Influences: Cinematographic, ambient.
Background/Info: “In De Nevelen” is the temporary last –and fifth album from Onsturicheit released on Wool-E Discs. This is chapter 19 from the “Belgian NeuMusik” concept devoted to Belgian ambient artists.
Content: The work features 4 cuts, taking off with an ultra ambient opener. Quite progressively the tracks are driven by slow rhythms and supported with long string parts. Especially the last aspect creates a truly cinematic impression. “In De Nevelen” (which can be translated as “In The Fog”) also sees Peter Moorkens getting back to guitar, which is mixed with his modular synth work. You’ll also re-discover familiar space-like effects and the sampled and pitched spoken vocals.
+ + + : “Neveldauw” taking off is an efficient piece of reverie and the ultimate ambient track for this kind of series. I also enjoyed “De Nevelkarre Drijven” for the progression of the composition, which has something fascinating and mysterious through the addition of the pitched, spoken words. I think it’s also interesting to hear some slow rhythms joining in now and then, which make the production more accessible for a wider audience.
– – – : The last track “Nevelblauw” remains devoted to the ambient style, but the guitar play makes it rather different from the other Onsturicheit tracks.
Conclusion: It’s always a question of personal taste, but this album is according to me the less convincing one from the five. I’m not saying it’s the worst, but less surprising!
Best songs: “De Nevelkarre Drijven”, “Nevelbeeld Van Waan”.
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