Many have been waiting for a second album of this American composer, who’s “Spiral Empire” gained lots of critical appraisal among fans of melodic chill-out, slow-trance and atmospheric down-tempo in a spaced-out fashion. Well, the wait is finally over. Tyler Smith’s “Infinite Continuum” continues the signature sound and style of its predecessor, still having that cool down-tempo fingerprint of Ultimae’s Asura and Aes Dana that is missed dearly these days. Think deep bass lines and poignant beats.
Slow down-beat tracks dressed with gentle soaring leads are found on the first few pieces while energizing, bit faster-paced, but still mellow outings (esp. “Supermassive Black Hole”) make up the middle section of the album. Ambient spherescapes call the shots towards the end.
Overall “Infinite Continuum” is not as strong and catchy as its predecessor, but still ranking between 3 and 3.5 stars.
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