Genre/Influences: Cinematographic, ambient-Electro, Experimental.
Background/Info: British duo Room Of Wires saw the daylight in 2013. They already released a considerable number of productions, but now joined hands together with Ant-Zen to unleash “Plague Of People”.
Content: The debut tracks directly introduce the listener to the melodic, Experimental and Cinematic sound universe of the project. The tracks have something dreamy-like although there’s a darker and unpolished aspect, which is more Experimental-like. Some tracks are mixing anti-poles; pure, sweet reverie music together with distorted sequences and noise-like field recordings. Other passages are carried by heavier, bombastic rhythms and here again intermixed with space-like melody passages.
+ + + : The sound of this album is complex, sophisticated and yet easy accessible. I like the sound intelligence of the production, which has something visionary. Good-old Ambient-Electro always had this space-like sensation, which is true for Room Of Wires, but it sounds darker, and accomplished with a very personal touch. It’s another dimension of ambient music. There are many cool songs featured at this work, but I’ll recommend listening to “Alcohole” to seize the approach of the project, “Scenic Route” for its complexity and the mix of opposite elements and “Silent Lines” for its deep, vibrating bass line.
– – – : The album is maybe missing an ultimate point of sonic ecstasy, but globally speaking this is a successful opus.
Conclusion: Room Of Wires is merging different influences together to get a progressive kind of Ambient music.
Best songs: “Alcohole”, “Silent Lines”, “Scenic Route”, “Plague Of People”.
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