With the cd “Body Electric”, a new chapter was opened in the ongoing list of co-operations Steve Roach has done with various kindred musicians through the years.
The name Vir Unis (aka ambient musician/composer John Strate-Hootman) may be familiar to some listeners of ambient music, as he has worked on the “Imaginarium” project with Ma Ja Le.
Now we have the high-tech kindred album “Body Electric”, an album offering a both intriguing and thrilling meltdown of electronic grooves, digital and electro-acoustic rhythms and drumloops, “fractal groove creation and fractal loop programming” (whatever that may be), hypnotic vast soundtextures and a huge amount of samples and effects.
Sometimes it’s even familiar with minimalistic ambient-dance, but there are also unfamiliar traces of intimate neo-primitive atmospheres leading the journey ahead.
All in all, “Body Electric” is a quite heavy but also haunting experience into ongoing ambient-soundworlds, suitable for all those always seeking for new discoveries into the deep.
|You can see what reviews I have done of these artists on the Steve Roach, Vir Unis artist pages