Randal Collier-Ford – The Architects (Digital Album – Cryo Chamber)

Genre/Influences: Experimental, minimal electro-ambient, cinematographic. Content: Cryo Chamber has signed several new projects during the…

Genre/Influences: Experimental, minimal electro-ambient, cinematographic.

Randal Collier-FordContent: Cryo Chamber has signed several new projects during the past few months. Randal Collier-Ford is one among the list. All previous work by Randal Collier-Ford has been released by Kalpamantra. After 3 digital albums we now get a new exploration into ambient- and experimental fields by this artist.

“The Architects” can’t be described as pure dark-ambient. There’s a strong experimental approach running through this work, which mixes field recordings together with multiple electronic treatments. It sounds pretty minimal-like, but reinforced by different ambient ingredients. I like some of the deep blasting sound parts and spooky noises, which makes it a bit freaky-like. “The Return” is one of the main highlights of the opus. It’s a fabulous sound experience revealing the great writing skills of this artist. It also is the longest duration piece of the work showing a great progression over 13 minutes.

Randal Collier-Ford really impressed me in his multiple sound manipulations. The artist reveals to be an architect himself, but one who’s decomposing sounds to rework them till getting something unique. “Eye Of The Watchers” is one of the most impressive cuts illustrating the man’s genius.

The last part of the work reveals a few more evasive cuts, but again illustrating the experimental approach in manipulating electronics and noises. The work becomes a bit more soundtrack-like. “Hellgate” is a rather appropriated title for this cinematographic approach.

Conclusion: Eight cool creations revealing a rather eclectic vision of ambient music.

Best songs: “The Return”, “Construction Of A Demon”, “Eye Of The Watchers”, “Hellgate”.

Rate: (DP:7½ )DP.

Band: www.facebook.com/randalcollierford

Label: www.cryochamberlabel.com / www.facebook.com/CryoChamber



Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Alternatively you can also donate using Cryptocurrency if you want to donate just once.

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Tether
Scan to Donate Bitcoin to 3J5Y7wgsZYFciSdagE14vaxyDQXx7Cn97b

Donate Bitcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin

Scan to Donate Ethereum to 0x65278F4b39184BC97FAf225209C786C4A0B451ed

Donate Ethereum to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum

Scan to Donate Tether to 0x5e2aCAa3B527b9adc11Dc2c6759D2938a6fBf17D

Donate Tether to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether