Once again, Gamardah Fungus treats us to long explorations and jam sessions and once again they seem to balance on the edge between dark jazz and ambient music. Besides, there seems to be a decent flair for folk music as well, especially in 'Arcanum', the second track.
Yet, it was opener 'Old Manor Spirits' that immediately got me hooked and quite possibly that one will remain my favorite throughout the album. It's a long, droning track with a gloomy free jazz attitude. 'Signs And Signal' repeats the atmosphere of the opener and by now, I'm starting to use the term "forest folk" for this album. Apparently, most of the album is recorded during improvisation sessions in the forest and somehow, you can definitely hear that on this album.
'Landscape Painted By Fear' even contains owl sounds. I'm not sure if these are recorded or programmed but they certainly add a lot to the organic, natural feel of the whole thing. The last track, 'Final Lullaby' seems to nudge more towards the post rock scene and further away from the forest as its predecessors. Quite frankly, this is also one of my favorites here. So I guess it's clear that this is another excellent album by this Ukrainian duo. Obviously it comes highly recommended.