As soon as the cavernous intro of Tormentor can be hear, the atmosphere fills up of heavy reverberations from the analog monster which is the enormous Mark Shreeve synth/sequencer. Sound stigmas are escaping, purifying an atonic atmosphere from its unpredictable trembling. A little as on agony, Tormentor progresses of multiple ascensions tormented by hybrid pulsations which form bubbles of restricted explosions. The movement is slow and sinuous containing a sustained violence which abounds of spiralled melodies, moving and disappearing like frightened snakes. This is some nice spectral Redshift with spontaneous musical effusions as we always like. Vaporous on synths filled of intriguing drones, Nightshift forms a musical ascending curve to the astounding following track; Last of which the intro is reflecting a counting rhyme from horror movies with its arpeggios multiplying in a minimalism echo. The atmosphere is lugubrious and drained by synths concerned in creating a pure diabolic effect. The tension is superb and the sound arch contracts with plasticity to offer a dark melody which is breathing with a bewitching ease. The sequencers play is, as usual, superb and the Shreeve brothers extend a series of harmonies which dance with an echoing flexibility that leads to dreams. It’s a beautiful moment, soft but imprints of a dark beauty, because of the undertow effect of Redshift waves.
DISTANT SUN PRODUCTIONS: DS009
Sylvain Lupari (2007)
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