|Track 1 - Bauxit - 14:44 : Pete and Wolfram
introduce the Steel Cello with its quite expressive haunting
drone sound here...creating a really cool industrial flair.
This first track is a constant flow of the Steel Cello and
Moog (I think so) string sounds flaring up and dimming again,
with a bass that reminds me of 'Keeper of the Purple Twilight'
from Outland III. After 9 mins percussion starts with some
typical Spyra beats, mixed with rock drumkit sounds later.
The drum phase only stays short, but...
|Track 2 - 2nd Level Distance - 14:29 : ...
starts with all the elements that were present at the climax
of the first track, with the percussion and again this delayed
"springy" bass, and this time more strings. The special spice
are vocals by Jenny Gibbert here that remind me of Vangelis'
Blade Runner track "Rachel's Song". Very nice 'outro' part
in the last minutes, symphonic fairyland music.
|Track 3 - Tshoogy Beatbox - 11:00 : This
has more of a live session and lulling character, with the
Steel Cello meeting Pete's Guitar, riding on an 1/8 note arpeggio
bass throughout the track, accompanied by strings and some
trippy beats. Really good...
|Track 4 - Svuk - 21:23 : Finally something
for the noise/drone fetishists. Cathedral acoustics with swelling
of spooky gaseous drone noises. If you know the drone textures
of the Psychonavigation series or 'Subharmonic Invocation
of the Dark Spirits' from Namlook XII you know where this
goes. So I would not really agree that this track "gives a
new quality to the topic haunted meditation sounds" like it's
said on the FAX page, but undoubtedly the Steel Cello sound
gives it an individual touch to some extent. Leaving the listener
|I like this more than Virtual Vices I...
Good job, Pete and Wolfram!