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Go to the Theme website  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.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
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