The 66-minute “The Most Distant Point Known” is an analogue/digital frenzy composed by Mike Griffin (founder of the Hypnos label and member of Viridian Sun) and Dave Fulton (member of Dweller Of The Threshold).
The transcendence into the immensity of the cosmic deep and abyssal voids happens by the means of thick, carefully molded and pulsating ambient-drone tapestries, minimalist soundscapes and some holdback sequencing where organic flavors roam nicely.
When we arrive at “Source of all Gravity”, the impact and pastoral feel of TD’s “Phaedra” shines through clearly, while the mysterious currents and streams carry on meticulously. Tranquil, cool, suspense, majestic and evocative all apply to the fascinating and highly imaginative outcome sketched out here, which evolves and unfolds as a smooth sparkling and radiating kaleidoscope. I for one feel it all works out exceptionally well on the three-phase “Quadrature” and its epitaph found in the second half of the release.
The amalgamation of the subtle experimental and captivating textural ambiences makes “The Most Distant Point Known” a well-accomplished effort.
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