July 10, 2024

Underwater Sleep Orchestra – Insomnolance (Album – Cryo Chamber)

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Genre/Influences: Cinematic, Dark-Ambient.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: After the successful album “The Night And Other Sunken Dreams” Pär Boström (Cities Last Broadcast, Kammarheit, Bonini Bulga ao) and Bruce Moallem (God Body Disconnect) renewed their collaborative work. “Insomnolance” is meant for ‘the drifters between sleep and wake. Music calling from blurry forests of the mind.’

Content: The work sounds more Cinematic and less into explicit Electronics than the previous work. It however remains a Cinematic exploration of dark sonic realms and imaginary, abyssal, depths. When you get the feeling it all becomes relaxing you immediately get aware of an ominous, invisible, danger. Dark and misty atmospheres have been accomplished with subtle sound treatments.

+ + + : Underwater Sleep Orchestra strikes back with a different kind of album although holding on the Cinematic style. This one sounds a little darker and the ghost-like atmosphere they injected has a strong visual appeal. It has something menacing and this uncomfortable sensation only accentuates the fantasy of the listener. That’s what I should call great Cinematic/Ambient music. Both debut tracks are the most noticeable cuts; darkness created by low, resonating sounds mixed with field recordings and human growls.

– – – : When you’ve heard both debut cuts you’ve already heart the best of this album. So no real climax after a brilliant, dark, beginning.

Conclusion: Underwater Sleep Orchestra has never sounded like an occasional collaboration but it feels as a true, talented, project.

Best songs: “Into The Woods (Far, Far Away)”, “Counting Poisoned Sheep”, “Mirage”.

Rate: 8.

Artist: www.facebook.com/underwatersleeporchestra

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

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