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Ildjarn - Landscapes
Review: In keyboard passages at a contemplative and detached pacing, Ildjarn fashion virus from the same impetus that drives the micro-rants of urgent ambient black/hardcore which formed the mainstay of previous albums. In this each piece is dead simple and without the organic noise capabilities and rhythmic flexibility of guitars, the music as a whole seems like something polished and deliberately spacious.
Although its passages are oddly comforting in their sparse impact, the absence of melodic motion beyond a certain limited range often leaves these with a sense of still life more than change across a landscape, but the perceptive emotional energy from other Ildjarn-related projects is still insurgent strong within as the slow pace of these drifting background songs reduces time to a longer space of attention and stills thoughts with a trance of rhythm and surging sound. Probably it is best to limit the expected fanbase of this album to those who are already Ildjarn fanatics.