Genre/Influences: Dark-ambient, experimental.
Background/Info: Vince Gagliardi is an Italian audio-visual artist operating from Berlin. He got signed to Cyclic Law unleashing his debut work, released as vinyl- and CD format. The title of the album ‘defines a feeling of compassion to this cycle humans are vulnerably exposed to’.
Content: The work more appears to be a mini-album featuring 3 tracks, each going over the 8 minutes. The sound is dark-ambient like, but with a unique approach. Electronic sound treatments and bleeps have been mixed with overwhelming sound treatments and drones. Especially the electronic treatments have something we’re not used to hearing in this genre of music. I even experienced the last track as the merging of ambient and IDM.
+ + + : The songs move to a crescendo while being accomplished with great sound treatments. The explicit electronic side of the work is pretty refreshing and something innovating. “Vacuum” is a well-crafted track illustrating this intelligent sound approach. “Veritas” is maybe a little bit more ‘classical’ and yet different. I here like the dramatic sensation emerging at the surface. The work remains mainly driven by ambient spheres supporting the composition with a dense and dark flavor. The percussion/drones are quite noticeable and complementary with the dark-ambient approach.
– – – : I regret this debut only features 3 tracks so I’m looking forward to hear more stuff from The Nent.
Conclusion: This is a somewhat visionary and intelligent format of dark-ambient music mixing elements of minimal electronics, industrial and IDM.
Best songs: “Veritas”, “Vacuum”.