As some of our readers already know, Witxes is the experimental ambient brainchild of French artist Maxime Vavasseur. His previous releases were very well received among fans of everything Denovali has put out. So I guess it's no miracle that Belgian label Consouling Sounds picked him up for a brand new album. And that album is a stunner, a mesmerizing whirlpool of soundscapes, noise, drones and whatnot. My initial reaction was "Zoviet France on steroids", especially after listening to tracks like 'Disruptions' and 'Interventions', which pierce some harsh electronic noises through your eardrums.
The whole thing opens quite impending too. You can even call opener 'Distractions' an in-your-face ambient tune. This is not the quiet, gentle minimalism of your everyday ambient music. Nope, these are soundtracks to imaginary events and yet to be made science fiction movies, stubbornly following their own path. 'Incarnations' even delves into the world of industrial electronics with its repetitive and grainy percussion. Perhaps, because of that, this is my personal favorite. So yeah, I think it's clear by now that this is highly recommend piece of work, one that will definitely keep you entertained for a long time.