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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Get this album: Inner Vision Laboratory - "Austeros"

After being blown away by his last release Perpetua, I couldn't wait to get Inner Vision Laboratory's new album Austeros. I have to admit though, at first I was not sold on this album. So many of the elements that I loved on Perpetua were absent: the industrial percussion, the drifting female vocals, etc, in favor of more minimalistic, droning soundscapes. However, after repeated listens I got sucked into the abyss that is opened by Austeros. Despite being much more sparsely populated, the same crystal clear production is present here which allows each sound to fully shine as they collect into a sonic whole which sucks the listener into its cavernous domain. Some really great and visionary stuff here, even if it is quite different than it's predecessor. Highly recommended for fans of cold, austere, ritualistic soundscapes.

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