Genre/Influences: Experimental, Cinematic, Dark-Ambient.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Remanence is a collaborative project between American artists Brian McWilliams (Aperus ao) and John Phipps. They both are also active under the Arcana moniker. “Sepiadrone” is the first new Remanence production in years.
Content: The album brings different influences together which in the end create a minimal Ambient experience. Drones, field recordings, low, dark, sound vibrations and other glasshouse like sonic effects are leading the listener into a strange universe. It feels like a sonic journey now and then achieved with delicate arrangements.
+ + + : I like the somewhat inhibited and intimate sphere created by Remanence. It has something fragile and yet ominous. The work has a visual appeal which is accentuated by the multiple noises, field recordings and effects.
– – – : The production has something predictable which makes it a bit monotonous after a while.
Conclusion: A minimal approach in Dark-Ambient music.
Best songs: “Sepiadrone”, “Metal Clouds”.
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