“Nyx” is the long overdue second album of Callisto, aka David Wright and Dave Massey.
The 76-minute factory-pressed disc offers four long pieces ranging between 17 and 22 minutes. They pair atmospheric parts with rhythmic/sequenced and melodic sections in which one can also notice an occasional analogue angle.
In its own way the music gives the impression to be a sort of tribute to and being inspired by the bygone days of vintage electronic music, but Callisto’s contemporary variation on that only partly does the job.
The used sounds are a bit uninspired and superficial, and the compositions itself aren’t that appealing either, missing a deeper atmosphere to keep my attention.
Although I trust they did their best, these two musicians should have done better after a hiatus of six years….