We are in the heart of a chaos that "Ektoplasma" revives by strident whistles, like an immense howling kettle, in a parallel universe whereas the softer and warmer "Bioluminiscence" installs the basis of an ambient musical world which quietly seeks the oxygenated air in a nice stride to powerful synth waves which drive back in the undertow of its incantation. The life is settling softly, embracing the musical canvas of ambient great names such as Stearns and Roach with soft and tender vocal which embrace once more the underground heaviness with"Spectral Moths" and its guitar striations howling to abandon. A short track that leads us to doors of madness with "A Long Descent", there where Marcus Reuter’s guitar always flirts with darkness shaping its hooting with the paranoia of a forced solitude whereas the first sequential strikes of Mark Shreeve’s big Moog resound with strength at the deepest of our tympanums. "A Long Descent" is transforming into a strange hypnotic trance with a deep and slow rhythm which pulsates with rattling of a bashed up cymbal and loops of a guitar to infernal solos, spreading out all the paradox rhythm and stillness in a splendid hypnotic bosom which gradually becomes weaker in order to embrace the abyssal blackness of "The Deep Well".
Doombient 4: Caverna Larvarum is the sum of an imagination without ending that a musical designer transcends to his listener. A pure wonder of a dark and ambient musical but enchanting world where Stephen Parsick draws at the deepest of his resources to offer a concert very representative of its environment. We can hear the walls of the cave live and groan on a music at once caustic and warm. We can feel all the paranoia that watches those who are trapped or hidden away in the shades of these caves to 1,001 passages by strata and choirs as intense as black. This is an intense album which is at the height of this sensitivity that guides works of Stephen Parsick and an excellent album that I strongly recommend to fans of dark and heavy ambient music. And "A Long Descent"....Wow!
Sylvain Lupari (2010)
Cet article est disponible en Français sur le site de Guts of Darkness, dont je suis chroniqueur sous le nom de Phaedream: http://www.gutsofdarkness.com/god/objet.php?objet=13704
As the Doombient Music website is no longer open you can order this CD directly from Stephen Parsick: firstname.lastname@example.org