Genre/Influences: Experimental, dark-ambient.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Manchester (UK) based artist Seasons (Pre-Din) has released an impressive discography since 2007. Nearly all works have been released on his own label Thy-Rec while this new opus is the first one released by Forwind. And to be totally true, it’s a re-edition of an album that was originally released in 2017 on “Thy-Rec” as CDR.
Content: This album features several influences, taking off with sophisticated drum sections plus minimal, electro treatments. Other parts are more into experimental/ambient stuff featuring deep, vibrating sound waves sometimes joined by spoken, whispering voices. I also noticed passages with heavier industrial sounds and a last cut ending in a truly noise final. Notice by the way the songs get the time length as title.
+ + + : Both opening tracks are worthy of examination for their impressive and dynamic percussion loops. It has something industrial-like, but it clearly injects dynamism to the work. I’m not a huge fan of noise, but the way the last song of this album has been driven towards a noise cataclysm is really great.
– – – : Some parts of the work are too repetitive and especially the tracks without elaborate drum loops.
Conclusion: Seasons (Pre-Din)’s new work stands for a minimal experience of different influences.
Best songs: “3.48”, “5.25”, “11.06”.