Sky Burial - Threnody for Collapsing Suns
Ambient, Electronics Another electronic album entered my home one rainy day, and I willingly dive into it with the goal to discover what kind of ambient music can be created by the mastermind behind the well-known power electronics gang, Michael Page.

After releasing a dozen brutal releases he decided to reveal that he has something else at his mind then a blasting fire. Sky Burial is for sure the project to rest on. Based on the concept of "Threnody for Collapsing Suns', it shows the full specter of space electronics, which could be heard all around the globe in different contexts.

A very light atmospheric background melody welcomes me, as I wear my space helmet and launch myself into the travel between the stars. A lot of stuff happens in the music. Different sounds and samples enter the space, they follow the music flow, jump high and fade away. From the start of the first track it seemed to be one more clone of Steve Roach works, but as the track evolves, it becomes more and more complicated, a lot of things happen simultaneously.

What started to be a more meditative music, became very theatrical and complex. Waving electronic sounds, pulses and scratches followed by celestial and dreamy melodies, all that aside more rude industrial beats, a mix of styles and genres. Synthetic elements are very strong as well providing a little bit of nostalgia towards the old times of 80's space electronic music, like the compositions of Jean Michel Jarre or something around. The complexity of tracks is very dense, the intersections between the moods inside the track remind me a spiders web, as it consists of a lots of segments to create one piece of very solid electronics which sends me into the space journey between the stars, black holes and all the cosmos bodies. Droning layers are crafted together with spheres and cubes of electronic compositions.

As for me, it is more of musical ambience rather than ambient music that fill the atmosphere around. The result of this kind of an art exploration is the one good solid piece of an album, which can entertain all the fans of relaxing and theatrical journeys through wide galaxies.
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Sky Burial - Threnody for Collapsing Suns

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2011 by Phage Tapes
Another electronic album entered my home one rainy day, and I willingly dive into it with the goal to discover what kind of ambient music can be created by the mastermind behind the well-known power electronics gang, Michael Page.

After releasing a dozen brutal releases he decided to reveal that he has something else at his mind then a blasting fire. Sky Burial is for sure the project to rest on. Based on the concept of "Threnody for Collapsing Suns', it shows the full specter of space electronics, which could be heard all around the globe in different contexts.

A very light atmospheric background melody welcomes me, as I wear my space helmet and launch myself into the travel between the stars. A lot of stuff happens in the music. Different sounds and samples enter the space, they follow the music flow, jump high and fade away. From the start of the first track it seemed to be one more clone of Steve Roach works, but as the track evolves, it becomes more and more complicated, a lot of things happen simultaneously.

What started to be a more meditative music, became very theatrical and complex. Waving electronic sounds, pulses and scratches followed by celestial and dreamy melodies, all that aside more rude industrial beats, a mix of styles and genres. Synthetic elements are very strong as well providing a little bit of nostalgia towards the old times of 80's space electronic music, like the compositions of Jean Michel Jarre or something around. The complexity of tracks is very dense, the intersections between the moods inside the track remind me a spiders web, as it consists of a lots of segments to create one piece of very solid electronics which sends me into the space journey between the stars, black holes and all the cosmos bodies. Droning layers are crafted together with spheres and cubes of electronic compositions.

As for me, it is more of musical ambience rather than ambient music that fill the atmosphere around. The result of this kind of an art exploration is the one good solid piece of an album, which can entertain all the fans of relaxing and theatrical journeys through wide galaxies.
Feb 25 2012

Andrew Dienes

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