April 12, 2024

Skrika – Vyeltyra Vortex (Album – Cryo Chamber)

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Genre/Influences: Cinematic, Dark-Ambient.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Third album by British artist Monty Adkins as Skrika. The album brings us once again into a futuristic sci-fi exploration.

Content: The work sounds more Cinematic than its predecessors but especially the ‘astral’ sound dimension the work has been made of is rather noticeable. Astral bleeps are emerging from a dense, and obscure, sound universe.

+ + + : Monty Adkins doesn’t repeat himself and that’s rather a good thing -although his debut-album “Fifth Nature” remains a true masterpiece. This album is more into exploration and even reminds me of early Ambient pioneers like Tangerine Dream. This astral dimension has been transposed into a darker and tormenting dimension carried by low sound resonations. I salute the elaborated composition of this opus. Last but not least the artwork is totally fitting with the theme of the work.

– – – : I was not disappointed by this work but the magic of “Fifth Nature” is far away.

Conclusion: I still would recommend discovering previous albums of Skrika before listening to this new opus.

Best songs: “Solitude Chamber”, “Crynopticon”.

Rate: 7½ .

Artist: www.facebook.com/skrikasoundstudios

Label: www.cryochamberlabel.comwww.facebook.com/CryoChamber

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