Monday, May 21, 2012

Sylvgheist Maëlström : Skaftafell [2012]

Sylvgheist Maëlström is a French producer who has a couple of albums under his belt already and joins the HANDS label roster in 2012 with an album that will leave a permanent impression: Glossy Electronica, elaborate beat programming and mind-blowing melodies, an actually minimal album (soundwise) which seems massive by its strong emotional impact. Sylvgheist Maëlström is preoccupied with natural events and special places, and "Skaftafell" is the evocation of a huge and massive glacier movement like a moraine or a surge. The concept is to describe as a sound the deep and uncontrollable movement of nature, as the glacier becomes an independent entity, an animal really, untamed by civilization. Nevertheless, after human influence, nature starts to destroy itself. The “Intro” showcases the deep melodies, pulses and peculiar beats, downbeat and distorted, yet with a strong organic feel to them, which we shall encounter throughout the album.

01. Intro [5:33]
02. Banda aceh [7:12]
03. Tlahuitoltepec [6:50]
04. Narssarssuaq desert [5:55]
05. Kuthia [5:3]
06. Nuuk [4:54]
07. Surge [4:10]
08. Joakobshavn Isbrae melt [5:37]
09. Nartuby [5:5]
10. Dendrite crystal [5:3]
11. Skaftafell jkull [6:15]
12. Puyehue [6:14]

Power Noise | Power Electronics | Martial Industrial | Dark Ambient | Industrial Ambient