This classic recording is for all those ambient listeners who have a knack for haunting and challenging ambient spaces. “Stalker” is a collaborative album between Robert Rich and Brian “Lustmord” Williams inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky’s same-titled unsettling movie. According to the albums liner notes, it´s a guide to possible interpretations of ambivalent reality where nothing is as it seems. Its purpose is to illuminate, decode and decipher this landscape of fractured density.
The album contains a 68-minute continuous sonic landscape of foreboding, minimal and overtly dark ambient (a sphere already set by the album’s gloomy cover) meant to trigger the listeners own imagination on The Zone. Slow drone washes, spacious drippings, smooth sizzeling sounds, whispering voices and various scraping noises create eerie, desolate and strange atmospherics and sinister soundscapes with lots of dissonance. “Stalker” maintains subtle and quiet during the whole intrinsic, but thorough psychedelic journey.
The unsettling and stark gloomy outcome is best listen to with good headphones to experience its frightening impact and beautiful rendered execution to the fullest.
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