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Review of Orbit Beyond from Dawn Tuesday by Leo Zaccari

Orbit Beyond from Alaskan native Dawn Tuesday, is not just a music track, it’s an all encompassing musical quest unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Its so intense that you should be required to fill out a stack of disclaimers before listening, but luckily for us, you don’t need to waste any time with boring paperwork. While Phil Spector pioneered his “wall of sound”, Dawn Tuesday immerses you in an entire “world of sound”. Categorized as drone or ambient sound, Orbit Beyond also contains elements of experimental electronic, dark ambient, industrial, and esoteric.

Spanning a colossal forty minutes, Orbit Beyond will take you on a musical journey that will leave you spellbound. Unrelenting synthesizers capture your imagination and take you to far off realms of the surreal and fantastic. Imagine being trapped in a forty minute loop of intense sensory deprivation; a literal whiteout of the senses, but without all the icky insanity associated with that type of thing. That’s the genius that is Orbit Beyond.  It sounds like something that was literally created in another dimension by menacing space gods intent on overwhelming your senses, controlling your brain, and leaving you in thrall to their cosmic powers, but in a good way. It’s all at once mind bendingly trippy and menacing, and yet accessible enough to listen to on your device of choice in the solitude of your own home (please see above paragraph about disclaimers). This is clearly music for the music lover crafted with care by a music lover.

Dawn Tuesday is a native of Kodiak, Alaska, who makes electronic music (and yes, that’s her real name). You can find more of her atmospheric dark ambient music such as False Color, Souls Troubled, and Above Clouds, here: https://soundcloud.com/dawntuesday.

Orbit Beyond: https://dawntuesday.bandcamp.com/album/orbit-beyond

Rise of the Machines – Review of Santiago Fradejas: Chamber Works vol 1 The Lower Sky by Leo Zaccari

Santiago Fradejas

Chamber Works vol 1 The Lower Sky

 

 

The Lower Sky vol 1 is a collection of what could be called experimental contemporary classical industrial. It’s not for those who like to put labels on things and place them neatly into boxes. Freeform expression does not fit in a box, nor should it. The Lower Sky is ambient industrial machine music meets horror film background music with a classical twist.

Tracks like “The Womb” with its atmospheric creepy sounds evoke a horror film soundtrack kind of vibe. While “Wake Up To The Blinking Lights” is the horror film itself; heavy metal guitars battle monstrous space creatures bent on human destruction. “Spawn Monsters” is self-explanatory, although thankfully the only monsters spawned were in the wonderful imagination of Fradejas himself. “The Dream of Reason” is a beautiful interlude that breaks up the industrial machine soundscapes with magnificent if frantic piano. “Oniorphiliac” sounds quite like the brilliant and tortured tale of a long suffering Tesla Coil gone that has finally snapped. “I Am The Room” closes out the album with intriguingly creepy guitar and the anticipation of terror that lies just around the corner.

Perhaps the masterpiece of this album is “The Angelic Flesh” with its wailing guitar, machine, electric distortion, and hypnotic percussion is equal parts tribal ceremony and alien invasion. This one track is worth the price of admission for the entire album. This is an album best listened to with headphones as you will catch the sounds scurrying back and forth between your headphones like some restless spirit searching for release.

https://santiagofradejas.bandcamp.com/album/chamber-works-vol-1-the-lower-sky