Archie Posted May 10, 2006 Share Posted May 10, 2006 This is a long-OOP album which you can pretty much only get via the, ahem, 'usual sources' if not for £50-100 on ebay. I can't quite remember how I found out about it, probably reading a review of an ambient album I liked (which I like to do to point me to other possible good stuff) but I eventually acquired it and.. wow. It starts out with a 31-minute long track that seems to be a kind of musical journey through the lost cities of the South American jungle or something. A couple of long interludes of background sounds (birdsong, tribal chants, crowds etc) break up beat and bass-driven sections that chug unstoppably ahead like a bulldozer. Next you've got three tracks of pretty dark oddness, with a very coolly-utilised sample of a Star Trek TOS episode overlaid on chanting amongst... other things. All is scattered with samples from scifi and horror films which is a nice quirk. The final two tracks are rising and falling dark tones stuffed with reversed effects and samples from "Night of Dark Shadows" which breaks with a nasty shock that I never expected on a music CD, before plunging into the depths of musical solemnity (best word I could come up with ). Then you've got a kind of desolate arctic soundscape for the last track full of, er, emperor penguins. Get it. Despite my rubbish review, it's great. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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