Our universe is a beautiful and complex thing but it can also get incredibly cold and lonesome. It can get dangerous with its massive powers and explosions. And, we're not even sure that there aren't other creatures out there. Space is mindblowing, and space ambient can be too.
Because obviously we're not here to talk about the universe. We are here to talk about albums and to review them. After enjoying a little break from my journalistic duties it feels good to return with this epic and vastly immersive piece of space ambient, courtesy of "dark cinematic space ambient" act Flames Of Genesis. With gloomy soundscapes, icy drones and an eerie atmosphere, Flames Of Genesis drag the listener on a journey to the deepest and scariest regions of space.
In that aspect, I think it is safe to say that 'Interstellar Transmigration Part I: A Bridge To Further Realms', as the album is officially called, easily compares to acts like Lustmord, IIVII, Atrium Carceri and many other old Cold Spring and Cold Meat projects. For fans of these legends, this album is an absolute must-have. With seven lengthy tracks and highlighting in 'Attuning to the Voices Beyond the Vacuum', this truly is a breathtaking soundtrack for an interstellar journey.
Personally, I love the fact that the album lacks tempos and rhythm. Those would only deflect the listener and harm the organic sound of the whole thing. It's just these cold soundscapes and your imagination, bonding perfectly well. I can only recommend this album to all ambient fans out there. Try it, you won't be disappointed.