Genre/Influences: Cinematographic, dark-ambient.
Background/Info: German project Seetyca has released an endless number of productions since 2002. “Trances” is the newest opus from this artist and the fourth work released on Winter-Light.
Content: “Trances” takes off with a poignant and somewhat Eastern-influenced track. Buzzing sound waves inject an extra dark and anguished touch. Quite progressively the tracks are accomplished with electronic treatments, which feel like signals emerging from an imaginary dark and deep space. Sometimes experimental-like, but constantly driven by the magic of dark-ambient music “Trances” is a fascinating experience.
+ + + : The opening track “Trances, pt.1” is a great and overwhelming composition and definitely one of the absolute highlights. This album has something unique because of the electronic treatments, but also because of the use of real instruments. It creates a delicious contrast between technology and authenticity. The approach is somewhat minimalistic. There’s a cool mysterious touch recovering the tracks.
– – – : It’s not the first time I get the feeling missing a total climax in the work of Seetyca.
Conclusion: This release has something unique; it’s not the classical dark-ambient release, but Seetyca is definitely exploring different sonic paths. “Trances” is worthy of examination.
Best songs: “Trances, pt.1”, “Life Inhaling”, “Your Soul Preparing To Speak”;