Procer Veneficus is the alias of one Derek Schultz, who composed the music of this 42-minute ambient recording in December 2005.
“Ocean Spheres” starts out nicely atmospheric, stepping in a quiet world of deep, meandering soundscapes with an cathedral edge to it, which continues on the second piece “Descent through Glassmoon”.
The 11-minute “Amaranth and Liqueur” opens with drifting synth-beds of clouded, impenetrable textures, but as the track progresses the overall sound spectrum gets ghostly and dull.
Another minor point on this release are the long silences between the tracks. I’m sure quite a bit of work on both production and mastering would improve things, now the outcome stays formless and too distant.