Twilight Transmissions vs. Void of Realms - Between Worlds, Beyond Shadows
Dark Ambient Well, four days ago I reviewed a compilation from Roach Clip Records, and now daddy's back with another EP from the guys over at the label: Between Worlds, Beyond Shadows by Twilight Transmissions and Void of Realms. Each artist inputted a few tracks of their own, and then remixed the other's, and also collaborated on the title track.

Now, the title track I already discussed over on the compilation, so I shall not go into detail on it once more to avoid repetition. However, Twilight Transmissions had three original workings on the album that I can discuss.

The first of which would be Before Light Ends. A nice atmosphere rides along with what I would consider to be some light tribal touches, enough to make it a sort of ritualistic ambient song with touches of drums sprouted all around. It was fun to listen to, though I still suspect looping beats to be the main downside to this song.

Broken Head took a more lo-fi route, opting out cleaner sounds with much darker, grittier noise that sort of seems like it wants to tell a story. The drum work, however, still remains clear out of all the other spacial sounds inputted, and sort of stole the show. There are also vocals present within the song (either that, or messed with samples) that help change pace once in a while.

Mission of the Breathless Dejected started off not so pleasantly. The ringing sounds really did not do my ears so well even though the rest of the songs were playable without pain. Though I may be a masochist, I still wish to keep my hearing forever more. Luckily, that sound dies down around the minute and forty second mark, leaving me to enjoy the rest of the song. Not as powerful as the previous two, but still works well enough on its own.

Void of Realms also hit with two songs of their own. Worm Hole was the first of two and offered a drone/dark ambient flavor to the mix. It was decent sounding, and the pitch of one of the notes made a wave like sound that certainly boosted the sci-fi themed title, but it didn't really light my pants on fire too much.

I enjoyed The Human Beast much more The piano work that varied throughout left for a much more creepy atmosphere, and the random noise that spurted through made me feel as if a creature was lurking in the corners of the cave I imagined myself in. What was odd was that the song pretty much became something new around the five minute mark, adding in guitar and some electronic tussling. It was nice, but out of nowhere, and the dark ambience that thwarted the beginning of the song came along to finish us off.

And then we get into the remixes. The Nocturnal mix of Before Light Ends by Void of Realms took all the noise that was presented in the original and just made them more deadly than before; you could say this bordered the line of death industrial. The other mix he did was of Broken Head, where, once more, ambience was favored over all else. Though some tidbits remained the same (drums, vocals, tribal atmosphere), an overall spacial sound outlashed above all.

And then Twilight Transmissions took a stab at the other guy's works. I wasn't too huge a fan of his Touching Power mix of Worm Hole, as I felt that a few of the overzealous noises disrupted the feel of the song, destroying and penetrating a lot of the dark ambient essence that I was enjoying. I much more appreciated his rendition of The Human Beast with his Manimal mix. He focused on mixing the section of the song that came at the five minute mark of the original, yet fused it with the dark ambient nature of the prelude to that. It was a sensory experience that was nice to get through. Though, I found the sound to be much more loud than the other songs on the album, and I had to turn the volume on my PC down to get a good experience out of it.

And, so, that's the end of that. Though this album had its high and its lows, I come out of it with a smile on my face because there were more good moments than bad moments. Should the loudness equalization be controlled better on a future release where my eardrums are fine one moment, but bleeding the next, I think I will enjoy these artists material more thoroughly. But, yes, to the artists, I look forward to more of your works.
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Brutal Resonance

Twilight Transmissions vs. Void of Realms - Between Worlds, Beyond Shadows

6.5
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Roach Clip Records
Well, four days ago I reviewed a compilation from Roach Clip Records, and now daddy's back with another EP from the guys over at the label: Between Worlds, Beyond Shadows by Twilight Transmissions and Void of Realms. Each artist inputted a few tracks of their own, and then remixed the other's, and also collaborated on the title track.

Now, the title track I already discussed over on the compilation, so I shall not go into detail on it once more to avoid repetition. However, Twilight Transmissions had three original workings on the album that I can discuss.

The first of which would be Before Light Ends. A nice atmosphere rides along with what I would consider to be some light tribal touches, enough to make it a sort of ritualistic ambient song with touches of drums sprouted all around. It was fun to listen to, though I still suspect looping beats to be the main downside to this song.

Broken Head took a more lo-fi route, opting out cleaner sounds with much darker, grittier noise that sort of seems like it wants to tell a story. The drum work, however, still remains clear out of all the other spacial sounds inputted, and sort of stole the show. There are also vocals present within the song (either that, or messed with samples) that help change pace once in a while.

Mission of the Breathless Dejected started off not so pleasantly. The ringing sounds really did not do my ears so well even though the rest of the songs were playable without pain. Though I may be a masochist, I still wish to keep my hearing forever more. Luckily, that sound dies down around the minute and forty second mark, leaving me to enjoy the rest of the song. Not as powerful as the previous two, but still works well enough on its own.

Void of Realms also hit with two songs of their own. Worm Hole was the first of two and offered a drone/dark ambient flavor to the mix. It was decent sounding, and the pitch of one of the notes made a wave like sound that certainly boosted the sci-fi themed title, but it didn't really light my pants on fire too much.

I enjoyed The Human Beast much more The piano work that varied throughout left for a much more creepy atmosphere, and the random noise that spurted through made me feel as if a creature was lurking in the corners of the cave I imagined myself in. What was odd was that the song pretty much became something new around the five minute mark, adding in guitar and some electronic tussling. It was nice, but out of nowhere, and the dark ambience that thwarted the beginning of the song came along to finish us off.

And then we get into the remixes. The Nocturnal mix of Before Light Ends by Void of Realms took all the noise that was presented in the original and just made them more deadly than before; you could say this bordered the line of death industrial. The other mix he did was of Broken Head, where, once more, ambience was favored over all else. Though some tidbits remained the same (drums, vocals, tribal atmosphere), an overall spacial sound outlashed above all.

And then Twilight Transmissions took a stab at the other guy's works. I wasn't too huge a fan of his Touching Power mix of Worm Hole, as I felt that a few of the overzealous noises disrupted the feel of the song, destroying and penetrating a lot of the dark ambient essence that I was enjoying. I much more appreciated his rendition of The Human Beast with his Manimal mix. He focused on mixing the section of the song that came at the five minute mark of the original, yet fused it with the dark ambient nature of the prelude to that. It was a sensory experience that was nice to get through. Though, I found the sound to be much more loud than the other songs on the album, and I had to turn the volume on my PC down to get a good experience out of it.

And, so, that's the end of that. Though this album had its high and its lows, I come out of it with a smile on my face because there were more good moments than bad moments. Should the loudness equalization be controlled better on a future release where my eardrums are fine one moment, but bleeding the next, I think I will enjoy these artists material more thoroughly. But, yes, to the artists, I look forward to more of your works. Jun 14 2014

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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