Definitely, this is the most cohesive, dense and dreadful album on Hans Castrup discography. Within an intuitive layer of agony, anxiety and sometimes even explicit horror, the style of the artist seems more dispersed over the creation of a nefarious world of infinite darkness and abominable obliteration. With a diluted, but at the same time consistent cosmogony entirely made of morbid sonorous tonalities, Heterogeneous Cell Information reveals itself to be an unrestrained, oblique and sensible abstract universe, whose expansive agony slowly captures the quintessential elements of everything unexpected, with the most bestial elements of suggestive human behavior perfectly captured in the metamorphosis of an ocean of sound so flexible, yet so impenitent, that a universe of infinite shadows envisioned in the solitude of distant dreams becomes the excruciating reality inherent to your perceptions.
Getting close to perfection in the most sinister passages – and with an impressive sense of unity that ties one track to another – this is the best Hans Castrup album so far. With a marvelous degree of originality, yet respecting the boundaries of the genre, the artist’s style becomes somewhat recognizable, while at the same time he is perfectly capable of surprising the audience with an audacious and genuinely effective musical turnaround, but presumably always to a more sinister and deleterious abyss.
A splendid album – that it’s impactful as it is concise – Heterogeneous Cell Information delivers darkness as it should be: brutal, resonant, malignant, hostile and horrific, for you never to listen to this genre of music the same way you did before. In what concerns the development of dark ambient music, very soon there will be a before and after Hans Castrup.