Memory Geist is a collaborative project of the Greek musician Bakis Sirros (aka Parallel Worlds) and Australian composer Steve Law (aka Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission).
“Funereal Cavern” is their debut album, for which Bakis send some soundscape recordings to Steve, which he proceeded to edit and process into new pieces of music.
The almost 60-minute ambient/experimental album contains three extended pieces filled with deep, sometimes almost ghostly atmospheres. To it, some nice, grainy elements have been added in the first track “Shadowy Periphery”.
The second title “Deepest Reaches”, clocking at 20 minutes, is a strong, extended voyage inward featuring the voice of Sayaka Yabuki (a female musician with whom Steve has collaborated quite a lot).
The closing title track starts out with metallic sounds and bells, later ending up in a floating textural, sometimes slightly menacing sounding dronescape.
All in all, this is some well-produced deep and dense quality ambient music demanding focussed listening.
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