Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Cinematographic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Randal-Collier Ford remains a prolific project, this newest album having been released at the end of 2020. The inspiration is taken from some anguished and sci-fi like natural elements among the forests of South-America.
Content: “Advent” only features 3 tracks. The first and last cuts are extended pieces, which have been meticulously built up. You get the feeling being imprisoned by heavy, breathing noises and blasts. Some droning sounds are resonating in the background. You’ll also notice more delicate and mysterious piano playing. The other cut left has been composed together with label mate Northumbria. This track is shorter, but maybe a bit darker and more hostile.
+ + + : This is a great work featuring 3 fascinating pieces. I especially like the first- and last one. “The Second Wound” is a masterpiece and perfect finale to this album. I especially like the last part of the cut with the crescendo percussions section, accentuating the terror supporting this album. It’s a strong piece of music with a true visual appeal. I also recommend “Eyes Of The Temple” resulting from a great collaboration with Northumbria.
– – – : The only single regret I could imagine about this work, is that there are only 3 cuts!
Conclusion: Randal-Collier Ford probably accomplished his most poignant and most brilliant opus to date!
Best songs: “The Second Wound”, “Beckoning Absurd Shapes”.