Saturday, December 01, 2018

Siavash Amini - Foras [Hallow Ground Promo]

Released via the Swiss-based label Hallow Ground on September 7th, 2k18 is "Foras", the second album produced by the Iranian composer Siavash Amini for the imprint after making his label debut with "Tar" in 2017. Focusing on a conceptual idea of how the surrounding world, especially so-called 'dark' places, influence and interact with one's psychological experience we see the artist employing and reprocessing Field Recordings of such spaces, transforming them into something new which, in the case of the opener "First Came Their Shadows", results in a quite intense, thrilling take on unsettling, doomed, droning (Un)Ambient from the planets deepest vaults with a lighter episode towards the tunes end whereas the follow up "Aporia" provides a raw, static buzz of varied intensity as a foundation which, over time, despite its noisy nature surprisingly unfolds to be a well calming and soothing affair. Furthermore "The Beclouding" features more electrical buzzing in a Cold / Isolationist Ambient context evolving into tender, classic Ambient structures over the course of ten minutes proper and the final "Shadow Of Their Shadows" indulges deep in desolate Drone and a feel of dark, greyscale, post-apocalyptic dystopia similar to the classic beatless pieces once to be found on Christoph De Babalon's seminal "If You're Into It I'm Out Of It" album.


Post a Comment

<< Home