Theme - Our Angles Dislocated [Lumberton Trading company - 2006]Theme’s second album investigates nicely defined filmatic, ambient and drone textures. Utilizing electronics, sitar, Indian pipes, piano, violin etc. Making a album of pieces that conjures up vast often half-lit landscapes and strange uncharted lands, to loose ones self in.
Repeat to fade is the longest track here at 15 mintues, Starting off barren guitar notes and dread filled ambience that reeks of slowly forming malevolent shadows, along with growing electro pulse that has the feeling of a stack or trapped animal. The whole track is swimming in a very eerier light. The guitar disappears as the minutes tick by, the electro edges growing in intensity and depth almost forming into a machine like pulse. Deathly modified piano tones are added, following the slowly creepy ambience melody at the tracks base. You almost think you can see your own breath and the room is slowly closing in on you, as the feeling of isolation and dread is built on beautifully. It really has a great uncomfable feel, as mumbled dialogue is added using stereo panning. Towards the end the pace slows and slips in black atmospheric tones, of an airless factory.
East of now almost has a Tangerine dream like vibe with its swing melodic pluses, but with slightly sombre air to the proceedings. As the track devoples layered Indian is chanting added, then main electronics melodic pulse drops out ,leaving electro rthymic pitches and Indian drone like textures. This all deepens the sort of mystical sinister vibe, like watching some strange Arabic procession for animal headed gods. As the track exits it adds in some nice synth florishers.
A very rewarding album, that grows in shape and depth the more you listen to it. Offering a very rich and varied sound journey to get lost in. To buy direct and find more info about the project go here.Roger Batty