This is the third, again very nice and originally packed release of Remanence, aka the ambient-duo Brian McWilliams and John Phipps.
“Lamkhyer” served as a prelude and subtext to the full-length album “A Strange Constellation of Events”, on which the title track also appeared, while the other two tracks are unique to this release.
“Lamkhyer” is the first and also longest track of the 3″ cd, delving into some of the same tribal-oriented realms as Vidna Obmana and fellow-musician Steve Roach have been composing. But this duo seems to add some more mysterious undercurrents to it. Hypnotizing circling rhythm-structures and soaring synthwashes merge in an awesome way.
The second piece “K’an” gets in slighly more experimental and harder to understand territory. One can almost feel something foreboding in the slowly morphing drones and creepy fx’s merged with it.
All in all, “Lamkhyer” is a mini-album worth to be felt with every spin in your cd-player. Without a doubt it will appeal to fans who love the tribal-infused side of Steve Roach, Robert Rich , vidnaObmana and those who love challenging explorations in tribal ambience.
P.S. In May 2015, “Lamkhyer” was re-released as a remastered limited edition cd box along a download version.