With eight tracks – The Eye of Theia, Beholder, Binary System, Faded Signals, Inquisitor, Orb of Witnessing, Backscatter and The Eye of Theia (Departure) – the album has a mostly serene and restricted atmosphere, that floats through the serenades of its quiet and restrained – but sometimes almost proverbial – dark horizon, playing with the fugacious sensitivity of its own responsive despondencies. Despite the overall structural simplicity, the style present on this work displays a very digressive elegance and a lucid musical method, that knows how to incorporate silence, calmness and vagueness into the sound with a crucial level of sagacity and majesty.
Despite its conciseness, the work definitely is a major release for the genre, as the artist knows precisely how to work with sensible originality all the elements intrinsic to space ambient. With a salutary disposition that makes the sound expand to a dimensional journey of sensorial gravity, this is a record perfect for hearing with your eyes closed, as these elegant symphonies of elemental silence passes throughout the vastness of the universe, to achieve the highest degree of artistry the genre allows, in its stylistic limitations.
The possibilities of the genre are intelligently explored here, in wise and dystopian minimalist sequences, in a gracefully sophisticated, though cautious style. Transponder definitely knows the musical territory he is in, and it’s possible to feel he’s very comfortable in it. Without excesses – and concentrated to experiment on the delicate elements inherent to the harmonies, respecting its ordinary anatomy and delimitations – the sonorous perspectives present on Beholder seeks the mordacity of its own essential infinity, and, along the way, displays a formidable level of musical densities, that definitely will captivate all enthusiasts of the genre. Undoubtedly, this is an album worthwhile of the highest appreciation.