Hulduefni is a sonic space explorer from Lisbon, Portugal. The name is Icelandic for 'dark matter'. The album, Space Odyssey, seems to be a compilation of previous works but I could be wrong about that. Fact remains that this is a pretty excellent ambient album that might as well resemble a flight into space, so it's no wonder I immediately imagine this music being played on documentaries about our universe.
Musically, this album can be compared to a very minimalistic version of works by people like Klaus Schulze or John Serrie. Layers of soundscapes and drones slowly fade in and out of the speakers in an attempt to take the listener on a starry-eyed journey. Don't look for too much variation because in this album there is little. Not that little variation is a disadvantage, on the contrary. Space Odyssey is an 80 minutes lasting dream and a perfect excercise in relaxation.
At times Hulduefni incorporates some bizarre experimental and noisy influences in the music, reinforcing the strange, out-of-this-world atmposphere. 'Machines, Space Machines' is one of those tracks that just sound a bit too odd for most people but it might be exaclty what outer space sounds like. So, for all space ambient lovers this album comes highly recommended. However, I suggest you be quick because this is a strictly limited edition CD.