Comments and reviews ....
Tranquil tones float above windy effects on
the well titled 'Infinite Void'. You can just imagine being
suspended in nothingness but seeing strange lights and nebulae clouds in
the far away distance.
As you will have probably guessed already this is a very atmospheric
'ambient' album. It's all about
evolving soundscapes without a rhythm or sequence to be heard. The feel of
desolation and being
on the edge of things but not taking any part persist throughout. The
title track continues with what
to me appeared like a very similar palette of sounds thus mood and feel to
the opener, though if
anything the feeling of isolation is even greater. Even with such images
coming to mind however
the feeling isn't cold. There is a warmth to proceedings. We might be
alone and devoid of stimuli
but even so there is a sort of comforting numbness to it all.
'Arctic Snow' kicks off with warbling sounds and the faintest of hints of
a wolf howl. I suppose there
is a slightly more crystalline feel to proceedings but the shifting drones
that provide the main base
blanket over which the subtle effects shimmer keeps up the consistency
from the proceeding tracks.
'Phase One' is even 'windier' than its predecessors and is also a little
more percussive as metallic
clangs punctuate a backing which is slightly more aggressive sounding and
edgier than anything
else on the CD.
One of the most 'spaced out' albums you are ever likely to hear.
David Law / Synth