Omega Attraktor – Fields of Sorrow (Album – Subsist)
Genres/Influences: Experimental, Dark-Ambient.
Background information: “Fields Of Sorrow” is the third album released by the Swiss duo Ken Gubler – Oliver Jaeggi aka Omega Attraktor.
Content: The work comprises 6 titles initially rather Experimental mixed with Ambient atmospheres. There are also minimal sound treatments that run through their work that are often repetitive as a warning signal. The work gradually evolves into darker ambient fields accomplished with analog-like sound processing. The tracks are quite long, one even exceeding the 18-minute mark.
+ + +: The first part of the job is the least interesting, so you have to be patient to get into this job. Once you listen to the third track, things start to get more interesting. I like the minimalism that crosses “Distance Bells”, the disturbing sphere that hovers over “Ondulations” and “Art Two Part3” which is the last and final track of the album revealing great sound treatments.
– – –: The first two cuts aren’t exactly encouraging to keep listening, so it takes patience to discover the true potential of the project.
Conclusion: “Fields Of Sorrow” brings together different influences, resulting in an atypical but attractive electro/experimental/ambient sound.
Best Songs: “Art Two Part3”, “Ripples”, “Distance Bells”, “Distance Sooth Denial”.
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