With “Dark Machine Generation”, US-synthesist Paul Ellis brings us a full ambient trip made up of one continuous track, which initially began as an experiment in manipulating sound. To quote Paul on the making of the album: “it also really has no melody or harmony to speak of… it’s is just for the tonal qualities, mostly”.
In my opinion, it’s great to see Paul found the patience and confidence to carefully shape and pave extensive paths of slow evolving and changing textures for nearly 80 minutes. “Dark Machine Generation” is a non-commercial, adventurous and challenging recording meant for focussed listening.
This makes the intense “Dark Machine Generation” only suiteable for die-heart ambient fans with a taste for adventure and what lies beyond.
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