Genre/Influences: Ambient-Electro, Experimental, Industrial.
Background/Info: Right after the debut EP “Into The Deep”, Peter ‘Ryby’ Rybar strikes back with a second EP of his solo-project Triode. The Slovakian artist –known for his involvement with Disharmony and running Aliens Production, presents us four more songs. Notice by the way there’s a limited cassette edition featuring both EP’s plus a bonus cut.
Content: Globally speaking this new production moves on in the line of the debut-EP. There’s still a very explicit Electro- and Ambient inspiration featured, moving throughout space-like atmospheres. But “Atrium” sounds more elaborated and accomplished with some extra Industrial sound treatments. The production is also much darker revealing haunting atmospheres right at the final part of the EP. This last song also reveals spooky vocal parts.
+ + + : I personally prefer “Atrium” instead of the first EP. I like the dark sound atmospheres, which are mixing dreamy passages and more anguished parts. Especially both last cuts are driven by ghost-like influences, the vocals at “Resurrection” empowering the state of fright. The Industrial sound treatments like some crashes are still accentuating the darkness hanging over this work.
– – – : I feel like a hiatus between both debut tracks and both last cuts. Luckily the tracklist evolves crescendo so you’ll get the best right at the end.
Conclusion: Both EP’s by Triode reveal 8 songs of Electro-Ambient, Experimental and Industrial music. “Atrium” feels like the best is yet to come.
Best songs: “Resurrection”, “Less”.