New album Shall Remain Nameless by Shall Remain Nameless

2017-09-06 05:04:35 UTC

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Serene spellbinding worlds come together on the glistening waves of Shall Remain Nameless’s self-titled effort. Quite pastoral in its efforts the way the many layers converge into a singular whole feels deeply satisfying. Field recordings permeate the entirety of the album for the way they seem to simply immerse the listener in such a wild jungle of recordings feels positively liberating.

Drones remain equally important as Shall Remain Nameless touches upon some of Stars of the Lid’s more elegant, less-feedback laden later works. Classical helps to frame every piece for the songs resembles suites in a greater symphony.

“Forest Fly” carries the listener to a tranquil, exotic rain forest, inhabited by tropical wildlife. The inclusion of an enigmatically soothing sitar suggests that we are perhaps accompanied by an imaginary, mysteriously wise sherpa as our guide, giving the track a relaxed, melodic warmth.

Seamlessly shifting to the celestially- inspired “Sunshine In a Blackout”, subtle changes in this ambient orchestral production are somehow simultaneously glacial and emotionally uplifting.

Meanwhile ,“Uneven Terrain Pt 1” as its title suggests, leads the audience down a murky musical path as sinister whispers from dark forces fill the air in this curiously lurid nightmare. The resulting creation is dark ambience at its best.

The twisted nostalgia of “Coney Island Sideshow” presents an electronically intricate, if unsettling centerpiece for the album. The contrast of hypnotic sonic chattering and vocal snippets of family fun at the fair ground requires repeat listens to appreciate its many nuances.

As the album comes to a close “The Fear” reintroduces earlier themes; wide open musical landscapes, floating ambient melodies and electronica are all enhanced by selective samples of the human voice.

The artists influences : The Future Sound Of London,The Orb, Ambient music from the early 90's. 

 

Track List


  • 1.Forest Fly
  • 2.Sunshine In A Blackout
  • 3.Uneven Terrain (Pt.1) 04:05
  • 4.Coney Island Sideshow 04:58
  • 5 Life In Any Form 02:17
  • 6.Downward Stream
  • 7.The Lone Guitarist
  • 8.Secret Liaison
  • 9.The Fear
  • 10.Ground Floor // Uneven Terrain (Pt.2)


Genre : ambient, electronic, experimental, chill, downtempo, space

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