Genre/Influences: Dark-ambient, cinematographic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: After the albums “Exoplanetary” (2018) and “Archeoplanetary” (2019) Ruptured World moves on its conceptual voyage, which now ‘chronicles the search and recovery mission as it travels through space to its intended destination of Proxima Centauri b in the Alpha Centauri star system’.
Content: The new opus clearly moves on there where previous works stopped. The tracks feature narrative passages like documenting the concept of the work, which however remains driven by the perfect symbiosis between dark-ambient and cinematographic music. The narrations have something intriguing –especially because of the deep timbre of voice, but the music is also progressively moving into darkness. Some delicate piano treatments are achieving the production.
+ + + : I’m not affirming there’s a message behind this opus, but the feeling I got is a kind of relaxing darkness. You can feel a kind of hidden danger, which is sometimes accentuated by the narrator –especially when there’s a countdown, but you still feel confident and zen. I especially enjoyed the darker pieces “Zone Of X” and “Standard Logic Unit GX GX 33 Zero”, but the main strength of the work is its compact and cohesive format. Everything sounds right and the production has something meticulous!
– – – : The best tracks of the work are right in the beginning and that’s maybe a pity as the final part is missing a truly climax.
Conclusion: This Scottish artist already revealed interesting stuff, but this album clearly appears to be Alistair Rennie’s most accomplished and sophisticated work.
Best songs: “Standard Logic Unit GX GX 33 Zero”, “Zone Of X”, “Pre-Launch Deep Space Mission Brief”.
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