Scann-Tec, aka Russian music composer and sound sculptor Vladislav Isaev, is one of the artists who found a spot on various Ultimae compilations through the years. This time around he offers a full-length recording (his third album) on the same label, a cinematic downtempo soundscape aesthetic with a deep, detailed and expansive sounddesign dressed with multi-form field recordings.
The 70-minute “Unyt” is a subdued dynamic ride full of hidden beauty, emotive currents, ethereal spheres and holdback grooviness percolating onward consistently and smoothly. I’d say there’s a kind of hypnotizing veil hanging over the carefully mapped out structures and patterns (especially on “Unyt”, “Svet”, “Klinostat” and “Parsec”) that keep the listener’s attention. “Nadezhda” and “Turgenev”, drawing an end to the album, air a lovely ethereal quality, but I feel the spoken Russian words in the final piece ruin things a bit.
All in all, Scann-Tec’s “Unyt” makes a solid and mature recording deserving an attentive ear to grab its full aural impact.
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