Sunday, June 15, 2014

REVIEW-THEOLOGIAN+STEVE MOORE-INTO THE UTTERMOST FIELDS OF ETHER-CDR

THEOLOGIAN+STEVE MOORE-INTO THE UTTERMOST FIELDS OF ETHER-CDR
ANNIHILVS POWER ELECTRONIX
POWER ELECTRONICS/DARK AMBIENT/ELECTRONICS DRONESCAPES
COMES IN A SLIM CASE WITH TWO SIDED INSERT.
RECORDED BY THEOLOGIAN PRIME USING SOURCE
MATERIAL CREATED BY STEPHEN JAMES MOORE IN
WINTER/SPRING 2010.



I.) FROM BEYOND AN OBFUSCATED CONSTELLATION:
Dark synth rhythms climb from the deepest depths of a nameless
void.Heavy and dense...If dark matter made a sound it may just
sound something like this.Huge and resonating in an all consuming
thickness.Chimes of crystal clear ambience ring out and fade away
over Steve Moore's trademark synthwork.If you haven't heard the
work of Steve Moore then we recommend that you check it out.
He has a style all his own.He is most widely known for his work
in ZOMBI...This is what the Tron soundtrack should have sounded
like.I don't give a fuck what rewards were given out...Daft Punk was
not the first band to mix electronica with thematic orchestral music.
And that is sort of what we have here.Deep rhythmytic electronic music
via Steve Moore accompanied by the sparse and thematic dark ambience 
of THEOLOGIAN that flows around each rhythm and both fills and creates 
voids.There is a very cosmic and spacey feeling to this album which was obviously 
intentional based on the track titles but it really works out here and shows another
side of what these artists are capable of.Ascending analog style synths begin to climb
towards the heavens.The first word to come to mind when hearing this was "Korg" so
that should be enough to get your attention.This pulsates and drifts like hovering stars
as they slowly die in an endless sea of infinite blackness.There is a sense of approaching
danger and suspense injected into the track that causes instant excitement as things begin
to twist and turn in a slow motion roller coaster through the cosmos.All the while there is
a haunting resonance present.Textured with qualities only THEOLOGIAN could achieve.
This is the throbbing of the stars at night.The sound created by the movement they make
as they flicker high above sleeping cities.The vibrations of the galaxy coming together to
form choir of quiet voices.If your into stuff like SKY BURIAL,WILT or PHELIOS or anything
along those lines then you should really check this out.This is what I would call "interesting ambient."
Things quiet down and give way to some strange, otherworldly sounds.Like the communication
of alien lifeforms.Insect-like speech that we couldn't possibly comprehend.We remain in this strange
world for the remainder of the track.Calming and eerie at the same time.Either way life has meaning.

II.) FIELDS OF ETHER:
Cosmic winds and resonating crystals.Sounds from the surface of a world
that is not our own.A gentle humming glides over an endless field like the
tide against the shoreline.Giant gusts begin to rush out from an approaching
storm system.This album is not exactly what you would expect from either
artist involved and it is more special because of it.A vortex of rushing winds
and crystal vibrations wraps around you like a cloak crafted from the heavens
and holds you tightly through the night.It feels like laying your head down to
sleep in a comfortable shelter located in the eye of a storm on some distant
world...And then...Shit changes...Thick pulsating synths and minimal drum
pounding in perfect unison.The sudden rhythm is joined by a haze of dreary
and drifting ambience forming an uneasy atmosphere around the massive
throbbing.It sounds like troops preparing for battle.Galactic conquest will
soon commence.Weird electronics add to the overall Sci-Fi vibe that this
has going for it.Distorted blasts fire off like unearthly weaponry.Just who
or what are responsible for this death march is uncertain but they're surely
not from our world.Phasers are set to kill and take over in a glorious display
of power.This is an interesting collaboration to say the least...From peace to 
total annihilation in a mere thirteen minutes.

III.) CITIES OF NEGATIVE SPACE:
Low sounds of movement stir in the distance.A quiet rhythm builds.
Winds gather and displace the dust beneath your feet.Minimal and
desolate.It feels like you are truly alone.Exiled and cast out.Damned
to an existence of isolation.You are the only living thing for a thousand
miles.Fear fills the air like a static tension.The ground creaks and moans
beneath you...The only other voice you will hear besides the one in your
head.Distorted rhythms of noise and static approach like a cloud of dust
headed in your direction.A gathering storm in a desert at the edge of the
universe.Ringing synths rise and flow into the vast wasteland.Everything 
is still slow moving and minimal but there more going on here now.The
volume increases and decreases in strange intervals.Again this feels both
calming and dangerous at the same time.Tranquillity in the unknown.
The sense of peace in this track is like one caused by pure obliteration.
The feeling of relief you get when you decide to simply stop giving a shit
and let go of all your stress and problems.Sure they still exist but you just
don't give a fuck anymore.The synths almost sound like sirens signaling a
storm warning or some other disaster.Lucky for you there is an endless
expanse of nothingness to take shelter in.And it is in that nothingness
that we end our stay in the city of negative space.All slowly drifts and
fades out until all is pure silence.A song for nihilists, loners and drifters.

IV.) SONG FOR THE SPHERES:
Sharp electronics cut through the silence and saw through your senses.
Razor edged synths slice their way into your mind and fuck with your
thoughts along with phased out cosmic signals and strange pulsating
frequencies.A massive drone of ambience floods the air as captivating
and interesting electronics swirl like amoeba in their fluid existence.
Beautiful synths caress the threshold of space and time and offer glimpses
of the unknown secrets of the universe.This sounds mysterious and very
fucking pretty.Like seeing a new species at the bottom of the ocean for
the first time.Gentle pulses move us from one sphere to the next as Steve
Moore and THEOLOGIAN take us on one last tour of the cosmos.Each of
the four tracks here are unique and offer much to enjoy and explore.Get 
this and blast it in the quiet hours of the night.Headphones recommended.

UNIQUE AND THEMATIC.THEOLOGIAN AND STEVE MOORE HAVE
CRAFTED ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING AMBIENT ALBUMS WE
HAVE HEARD IN QUITE SOME TIME.THESE ARE VERY LIMITED SO
GRAB ONE BEFORE YOU MISS OUT:

8.5/10
-ABATTOIR-

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