A versatile and prolific artist, with an exhilarating discography that has some of the most obscure, hallucinating and daring dark ambient albums ever created, Gimu explores in great detail – technically and emotionally – the conspicuous and nefarious elements of the genre, creating somber, delusional and macabre atmospheres, that transports its listeners to worlds of infamous doom and demise, although there is an outstanding element of calmness in the fatalistic grievances that he masterly creates with the fragmented textures of his sound. With a subtle inclination for incorporating in his music abysses of devotional transcendence and deleterious stigma into a cosmic related marvelous sphere of sinister stagnation, driven by an overflow of lurid rhythms that transcends the boundaries of perceptions, through a margin of black and white layers of sound forgotten by worlds of monotonous anxiety, Gimu manages to conceal and expose at the same time the nefarious destitutions overwhelmed by the obliterate sense of emptiness created by his music, where you can see, but never truly discover, and you can feel, but never actually realize, as the antagonistic perceptions that subtlety exhilarates the basis and the principles of his sound seems to be perpetually lost in a solitary and displaced confinement of time.
Alien Ancestry is an eight track album, released by netlabel Subterranean Tide, in November 2013, that certainly can be considered one of the best albums in Gimu’s career. Dark, conspicuous, malevolent, lost, expansive, sincere and very cosmic, even the song titles are perfect, managing to capture in detail the soul and the atmosphere of the music, creating an underground hole of time and space from which you will never be able to find an exit, no matter how many times you listen to it. And this is the kind of album that, every time you listen to, will always reveal something new, something hidden, something astoundingly crude and imperiously dark, a devastating emotional surprise that you haven’t perceived in the last time you heard it. No words can describe this album: even perfection is reduced to a very insignificant word, as atmosphere, sound, emotion and space masterly blends together, to create an entire universe of its own, musically generating a form of art that transpires an ascendancy of darkness, which makes this particular album not only the most perfect soundtrack for this kind of eventful description, but its creator as well.
As the entire album is magnificent, I couldn’t point it out a single song as a favorite. Each and every track, while having its own peculiar distinctions, manages to complete one another so overwhelmingly, that, overall, you have in the end a very dark cosmic opera, that fuels your desire to listen to more music like this. And what can be better to listen to, when you are alone in your bedroom, in the middle of the night, a little lost, a little sad, a little reflexive? Alien Ancestry – although obviously can be heard anytime – it’s the perfect choice for times like these, making significant and powerful those moments in life when music is the only friend you have. Alien Ancestry is the best choice you will ever have as musical accompaniment for these moments in life!
For me, the music of Gimu can be perfectly described as an eternal journey of a nonexistent consciousness, falling through a delusional precipice of infinite depth, while you reiterate in the everlasting fall of your soul an exposition of your own demise, by desecrating the lost disappointments and the infinite repentance that literally grows on both sides of the human nature every day. And no matter how difficult this personal journey can be, it’s easier, and a little indefinite at the same time, with the astounding vibrating textures and escalating low rhythms that are signatures of Gimu’s music. After listening with your eyes closed this experience through the dark, when you open up your eyes, you can say: I am different now than I was before! And even then, it is just music. Which makes a sound experience like this one even more marvelous. Listen, enjoy! Alien Ancestry is a unique state-of-the-art work in the history of dark ambient music. You will never be able to listen in your life to something so extraordinary, ever!