Memory Geist – Benthos

Memory Geist - Benthos
3.5

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Memory Geist – Benthos
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, DiN, 2011


DiN’s ninth download-only album “Benthos”, which took about four years to complete, is the second release by Memory Geist, a collaborative project of Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission & Black Cab) and Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds & Interconnected).
Compared to their debut album “Funeral Cavern”, the music hasn’t turned out completely ambient.

The press-sheet explains the creation of “Benthos” was set in motion in mid-2007 when Law visited Sirros in his home town of Athens, Greece and the duo recorded some source material.The latter was moulded by Mr Law into six tracks and further expanded before it was send back to Mr Sirros.

The 57-minute outcome is a set of six dynamic and adventurous electronic pieces, nicely assembling, mixing and layering elements of abstract, soundscape, dark and slightly industrial styles.

At the core of the album we find the beautiful 10-minute “Ocean Memory”, a great drift into dreamy, immersive soundscapes mirroring the magic of the water element. The next piece “Photophore” though turns up the industrial, psychedelic alley.

Overall, “Benthos” enters an alternate sonic universe with an assortment of vintage modular synth sounds and deep bass drones alongside computer software manipulation, clicks, percussion and sparkling effects. Soundwise, “Benthos” can sit nicely next to the DiN-works of Ian Boddy, while daring to step out and investigate new territory.
Recommended.

Next to the download, the album will also be available as a limited edition (100 copies) digipack cd-r from the Italian Hic Sunt Leones label.

Website: www.myspace.com/memorygeist

 

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