Alessio Antoni also received the cooperation of some of the best dark ambient artists active on this planet. The result: a bold and varied collaboration that led to one of the darkest dark ambient releases, so far (during this year). Each of the seven jet-black electronic pearls have their own style which is partly determined by the participating artists.
The sound waves alternate with ritual and grim atmospheres, melancholic ambiance and stifling claustrophobic drones. There is not much light to be seen on this release, just a black void, like a gaping abyss, causing an inexpressible detachment from the tangible and the ruthless transformation of the self. Echoing Scars (with Flowers For Bodysnatchers) delivers with mourning whirling piano strokes a somewhat less dark atmosphere between the tracks filled with sounds of doom.
The participating artists (in order of the tracks) are: Northaunt (Norway), Alexey Tegin from Phurpa (Russia), New Risen Throne (Italy), Flowers For Bodysnatchers (Australia), Xerxes The Dark (Iran) and Treha Sektori (France) (together on track five), Ugasanie (Belarus) and Infinexhuma (USA).
The Substance of Perception is a stunning dark ambient edition of an unbelievably high level. NERATERRÆ’s deep sounds are the ideal companion for a long pitch black winter in hibernation. The mentioned artists are also worthwhile to give an exploratory listen (welcome to the dark ambient world). This release is also available on CD on the Bandcamp page of NERATERRÆ. The mysterious artwork was delivered by Nihil and Daria Endresen. We were blown away by this top release!