“Hunted”, presented at the Belgium B-Wave Festival in December 2013, is the second chapter of the trilogy which started with “The Crash” in 2010.
Once again, Koen and Jan Buytaert take the listener on a highly cinematic journey, sketching lengthy scenes of alien lifeforms hunted down after the initial crash in three long tracks. The first piece “Hunted down on a misty morning” is the oldest one made around 2008, which is complemented by two tracks made in more recent times.
The second and third track though are more consistent and also stronger composition and soundwise, raising the quality bar quite a bit in my opinion. One can actually sense the delicate scent of menace and something foreboding running underneath on both “A Stranger in a Strange World” and “Dark Hiding”.
All in all, this 78-minute album is for all fans with a knack for slow evolving tracks that start out with long intros of moody/gloomy soundscaping and fx’s, which later get company of driving retro sequencers and solo voices occasionally. During the whole cinematic ride, a nice vintage melange is present. I just wished the soundlevel of the whole release was quite a bit higher.
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