No, Facebook. I meant exactly what I wrote.
"Did you mean "Sound"?
No, Google, I copy/pasted the name ànd the album title. Shut up and do your job.
"Search for "Souns" instead".
It's not always easy to find a band or act with a name that just differs a tiny bit from a normal word. Search engines don't like those and instead of doing what they actually have to do, they turn into grammar nazis. Typical. But, I'm digressing.
Souns is Michael Red, one half of Chambers and Vancouver residing ambient composer. Under this moniker, Red has released a number of albums and EP's and performed many concerts. He also creates dancefloor tunes under his own name. Yet, the one I'm reviewing is something quite different, so it seems. No repetitive techno tunes, no sweet ambient compositions. This album is an experimental, somewhat aggressive take on ambient music and soundscapes. I'm planning on tagging this "industrial ambient".
The soundscapes on 'Aquamarine' are repetitive and come with a few layers of distortion, creating something eerie, post-apocalyptic even. Furthermore, apart from the harsh and gnawing sound, they also showcase a decent sense of minimalism, enhancing the overall feeling of solitude and despair. In fact, 'Untouched' the first track not showing this harsh, distorted sound is also my favorite track, which does not mean that I'm not fond of the other tunes. Far from it.
In all, 'Aquamarine' carries more aggression and anger than most ambient albums I know, without losing itself into the murky corners of the dark ambient scene. Perhaps it's best to classify this as sound art. Some tracks seem to artificially represent sounds of nature, or the other way around. You can hear digital birds and strange noises throughout the entire thing. Obviously I will recommend this to all ambient aficionados. You know you like this kind of stuff...