It can be an interesting yet refreshing experience when a musician decides to travel a different sonic path than usual. Such is the case for Deborah Martin and Dean De Benedictis who joined their talents as Desensitized, a rather experimental-ish New Age music project. For Dean it turned out more tranquil and glistening than he’s accustomed to, even for ambient music, leading to a cool, imaginary, surreal and otherworldly result. It features Dean’s textural, sometimes edgy-experimental approach, along a display of original sound samplings, live recorded textural beds and electronic elements infused with Deborah’s majestic and pristine melodic style.
Overall, the morphing and slow unravelling “Hemispherica Portalis” airs an abstract, lush and rather timeless soundscape realm with occasional gritty, vivid bits. Although sonically a completely different story I feel the album’s peculiar aural imagery triggers something similar as Wave World’s dvd “Fundamentals”.
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