Beyond The Oort Cloud Retrowave Oblidivm Oblidivm is the retrowave / synthwave project of Sergio González who hails from Santa Coloma de Gramenet in Barcelona. He started the project in 2019 with the intentions of subverting genre expectations by introducing an epic and cinematic sound to his 80s based electronic sound. His first LP "Immensity" was released in 2019 and showcased Oblidivm's focus on spacefaring adventures. Further exploring and locking down Oblidivm's focus came 2020's single 'Space Pirates'. 2021, then, brings us Oblidivm's latest single 'Beyond The Oort Cloud'. This is the lead single off of the project's upcoming, full-length album "The Fermi Paradox", which is due out in the first half of 2022. If this single is anything to go off of, then I assume we will be delivered a damned good album next year.Beyond The Oort Cloud by Oblidivm'Beyond The Oort Cloud' begins with what sounds like a spaceship drifting through the cosmos as an angelic voice carries it through its journey. This brief thirty-second intro is then taken over by retro-beats and sci-fi sounding synths. This is not dark synthwave, mind you, but it's at the other end of the spectrum; it's not drab but explorative and questioning. The only real downside I found to the song was that it does sound similar to some other synthwave and retrowave projects I have discovered in the past. Nonetheless, it is produced very well and I never felt dull while listening to this song throughout the week. Altogether, then, despite having some similarities with other projects in the retrowave scene, 'Beyond The Oort Cloud' is a solid hit. Further textural work and  some experimentation in sound design would provide a much more epic piece, but what we're given here shows great signs of what's to come. Seven out of ten! This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 450
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Oblidivm - Beyond The Oort Cloud

7.0
"Good"
Released off label 2021
Oblidivm is the retrowave / synthwave project of Sergio González who hails from Santa Coloma de Gramenet in Barcelona. He started the project in 2019 with the intentions of subverting genre expectations by introducing an epic and cinematic sound to his 80s based electronic sound. His first LP "Immensity" was released in 2019 and showcased Oblidivm's focus on spacefaring adventures. Further exploring and locking down Oblidivm's focus came 2020's single 'Space Pirates'. 2021, then, brings us Oblidivm's latest single 'Beyond The Oort Cloud'. This is the lead single off of the project's upcoming, full-length album "The Fermi Paradox", which is due out in the first half of 2022. If this single is anything to go off of, then I assume we will be delivered a damned good album next year.



'Beyond The Oort Cloud' begins with what sounds like a spaceship drifting through the cosmos as an angelic voice carries it through its journey. This brief thirty-second intro is then taken over by retro-beats and sci-fi sounding synths. This is not dark synthwave, mind you, but it's at the other end of the spectrum; it's not drab but explorative and questioning. The only real downside I found to the song was that it does sound similar to some other synthwave and retrowave projects I have discovered in the past. Nonetheless, it is produced very well and I never felt dull while listening to this song throughout the week. 

Altogether, then, despite having some similarities with other projects in the retrowave scene, 'Beyond The Oort Cloud' is a solid hit. Further textural work and  some experimentation in sound design would provide a much more epic piece, but what we're given here shows great signs of what's to come. Seven out of ten! 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Apr 30 2021

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

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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