Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Cinematographic.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Set up in 2012 by Simon Heath (Cryo Chamber owner and of course the man behind Atrium Carceri) Sabled sun is back with its eleventh album to date, but the fifth one in the “21xx Series” dealing with ‘a man in hibernation waking up to a world in ruins’. This time we move to the fifth year, 2149.
Content: Sabled sun is also back with the first album since 2016. I can’t say that the sound is totally different, remaining driven by the Cinematographic style of the label, but there are some new elements featured. Some tracks are featuring elements reminding me of the ‘Berlin school’, featuring a more space & psychedelic effect. These cuts are more into ‘electronics’ revealing minimal sound treatments. Globally speaking the composition is recovered with dark atmospheres, sometimes accentuated by drone fragments and spoken samples.
+ + + : Sabled Sun remains ultra Cinematographic, like a display case for the label. I however experienced this new sonic travel as one of the most diversified ones by the project. I enjoy some of the minimalistic passages and especially this ‘Berliner’ sound is interesting and I dare to say ‘new’. “Maze”, but especially “ A Last Dream Of The Flesh” is a great track. The work also remains a great and dark Cinematographic listening.
– – – : Some tracks are maybe a little bit short.
Conclusion: It’s good to see Simon Heath has found new inspiration for his Sabled Sun project; this is great stuff for the Cryo Chamber lovers.
Best songs: “A Last Dream Of The Flesh”, “Maze”, “The Builders”, “Cloud”.