Alchemical Transformations Through Visual Ambient, Experimental Aqualuna After waking this morning, I figured that listening to music would be a most splendid way to celebrate the rising sun and the start of a new day. The sun is shining, the weather is cool, and I could really just make my day ever more better with something fresh, something that I've never experienced before. However, what should really happen right now is a lightning storm that strikes me from above and leaves me half paralyzed, for Aqualuna's Alchemical Transformations Through Visual is just absolutely horrible. The title of the album is interesting enough, so it caught my attention. And the titles of some of the songs were quite intriguing as well, further capitulating me into this trap. Because, as elegant sounding as all these titles may be, the music is sorely lacking any of the creativity that the names hold. The first song on the album lasts five minutes, and it's five minutes of this disgusting ringing tone that just never ceases. I was hoping it would stop, but Genesis Luna consists of nothing more but that. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a song one should meditate to, or what. I had a bit higher hopes with Somnium Submersio, but that was all for naught. It has a fairly nice ambient sound, with water running in the background all the time, and reminds me of a dark cavern with a secret lake. But, then it just keeps looping and looping and looping for the seven and a half minute duration. I have to admit that Substantia did not loop or repeat itself like the first two tracks, but, nonetheless, it did not sound appealing whatsoever. I can say the same about Climax. Both tracks sounded as if they were inspired by science fiction from the fifties and sixties, but, other than that, there was nothing to behold about them. I trudged along into Coma Oceanus, and it delivered a drone like atmosphere, but, once more, it was boring. A static like sound comes in around the four minute mark, and continues throughout the rest of the song, with an alert like tone coming through at certain portions. The final stretch of the song is filled with more, lower toned static, and was really annoying. And, finally, and I thank God that I come to the end of my journey, do I reach Purificatio Aqua which continues on the drone like tone from the last song, but with sounds of water brushing up against a beach overlapping it. Again, these two songs were bad. I'd be damned if I could say that anything more than the sound of the running water made me feel better about listening to these songs. And, well, I am so glad to be done talking about it. There are six songs in total, with a shit ton of repetition. I don't really know why this was released, or who would think this would be a good album. There's a lot of talk going on behind the scenes of the album, but not much else. Everything just seems to be so uninspiring, so bland, that it just wasn't worth ever listening to. 150
Brutal Resonance

Aqualuna - Alchemical Transformations Through Visual

2.0
"Worthless"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by Zoharum Records
After waking this morning, I figured that listening to music would be a most splendid way to celebrate the rising sun and the start of a new day. The sun is shining, the weather is cool, and I could really just make my day ever more better with something fresh, something that I've never experienced before. However, what should really happen right now is a lightning storm that strikes me from above and leaves me half paralyzed, for Aqualuna's Alchemical Transformations Through Visual is just absolutely horrible.

The title of the album is interesting enough, so it caught my attention. And the titles of some of the songs were quite intriguing as well, further capitulating me into this trap. Because, as elegant sounding as all these titles may be, the music is sorely lacking any of the creativity that the names hold.

The first song on the album lasts five minutes, and it's five minutes of this disgusting ringing tone that just never ceases. I was hoping it would stop, but Genesis Luna consists of nothing more but that. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a song one should meditate to, or what.

I had a bit higher hopes with Somnium Submersio, but that was all for naught. It has a fairly nice ambient sound, with water running in the background all the time, and reminds me of a dark cavern with a secret lake. But, then it just keeps looping and looping and looping for the seven and a half minute duration. I have to admit that Substantia did not loop or repeat itself like the first two tracks, but, nonetheless, it did not sound appealing whatsoever. I can say the same about Climax. Both tracks sounded as if they were inspired by science fiction from the fifties and sixties, but, other than that, there was nothing to behold about them.

I trudged along into Coma Oceanus, and it delivered a drone like atmosphere, but, once more, it was boring. A static like sound comes in around the four minute mark, and continues throughout the rest of the song, with an alert like tone coming through at certain portions. The final stretch of the song is filled with more, lower toned static, and was really annoying. And, finally, and I thank God that I come to the end of my journey, do I reach Purificatio Aqua which continues on the drone like tone from the last song, but with sounds of water brushing up against a beach overlapping it. Again, these two songs were bad. I'd be damned if I could say that anything more than the sound of the running water made me feel better about listening to these songs.

And, well, I am so glad to be done talking about it. There are six songs in total, with a shit ton of repetition. I don't really know why this was released, or who would think this would be a good album. There's a lot of talk going on behind the scenes of the album, but not much else. Everything just seems to be so uninspiring, so bland, that it just wasn't worth ever listening to. Sep 04 2013

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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