Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Cinematic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Sixteen years after the debut album “Akrasia” (still released by Cyclic Law) Swedish solo-project Sinke Dûs -aka Marcus Lönebrink, strikes back with an unexpected new work. The work is meant as an introspective travel and features eight tracks.
Content: “Modus Vicendi” in a way let us rediscover this forgotten project but from the very first cut you immediately will notice the pure Dark-Ambient approach accentuated by icy sound treatments, hostile atmospheres moving into obscurity. You’ll also notice passages featuring field recordings. “Modus Vicendi” also reveals a very few evasive parts featuring icy strings.
+ + + : The global atmosphere recovering this work is extremely cold -not to say frozen, and characterized by impressive sound waves. It instantly creates a strong visual appeal leading to facing hidden demons. It feels like traveling throughout hell. I recommend listening to the album by using headphones to better realize the post-apocalyptic sensation.
– – – : The biggest challenge for this project is to get back its place on the map of Dark-ambient music but this album has enough potential to seduce fans of this genre.
Conclusion: This album sounds as a great come-back for a project we clearly have forgotten.
Best songs: “Misgivings”, “Contrition”, “The Pilgrimage”, “Vastatio”.
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