Almost a traditional work of dark ambient, the sound and the general style of Fabio Keiner is very despondent and expansive, though quite exuberant in the allegorical melancholy of its more or less ecstatic atmosphere. In the imponderable lucidity of its strict vagueness, the harmonies are quite eviscerating, despite the fact that its energetic densities are homogeneously distributed throughout the peripheral vastness of the sound. With an intelligent perception of space and reverberation, though, the music becomes somewhat dynamic, and you feel its most latent conflagrations penetrating in the rudimentary abysses of your soul.
Despite being relatively predictable, 7 Jisei is a fundamentally interesting and genuine work; the music has an organic vivacity that seeks its own emotional and pungent vitality, as becomes clear already in the begging that – in its essence – the sound is naturally, and not mechanically conceived. Each track is a visionary prognostic of a more sinister, conspicuous and lugubrious reality, that is completely consecrated to a deeply unknown universe of hostile and abrasive malignancy.
With highly prominent and elegant harmonies, achieving at certain times splendid and glorious levels of majesty – and being, in general, a formidable and graciously evasive work, perfect for midnight moments reading horror authors like H.P. Lovecraft – 7 Jisei has an elusive and delusional artistry, qualified to stay in the highest category of dark ambient albums, as its vigorous and authorial level of musical densities and virtuous authenticity undoubtedly reinvigorates and reinvents the general standards of the genre. Definitely, 7 Jisei is almost an impeccable sonorous cosmogony of desolate omniscience, and a marvelous gift to all enthusiasts of the genre.