Phantoms vs. Fire – WLDLFE (CD Album – Blackjack Illuminist Records)

Genre/Influences: Electronic, ambient, cinematographic. Background/Info: This is the second album from Brazilian multi-artist Thiago C….

Genre/Influences: Electronic, ambient, cinematographic.

Background/Info: This is the second album from Brazilian multi-artist Thiago C. Desant. The first work entitled “Swim” was released last year on Burning Witches.

Content: The opening track reveals an instrumental, rhythmic electro-ambient composition. It’s not really representative for the rest of the work, which however remains pretty ambient-like, but less driven by rhythms. “WLDLFE” is a sonic universe filled with reverie, sometimes with an extra psychedelic flavor on top. Some parts are progressively moving towards colder passages.

+ + + : The ambient side is quite fascinating and especially when driven by a cadence like on “Plastic Animals”. The opening song is a real promising cut, but unfortunately not fully representative of the entire work. I like the way songs are evolving into colder passages.

– – – : The work remains intentionally instrumental, but I think it would add a bonus using a few vocal parts and/or spoken samplings. That’s maybe the reason I experienced a few passages as a little bit monotonous.

Conclusion: I don’t know if it’s because of the great opening song, but I think there’s more potential in this artist than what came out on “WLDLFE”.

Best songs: “Plastic Animals”, “Electric Cross”, “Masquerade”.

Rate: (6).

Artist: www.phantomsvsfire.com

Label: www.facebook.com/Blackjack.Illuminist



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