Known for his collaborative work with Svartsinn as well as his work with Wordclock (Cryo Chamber), cellist and composer Amund Ulvestad presents some of his more obscure ambient and textural works in this debut album. Originally created for the theatre stage, later reworked and deepened, Ulvestad’s musical world stretches from the misty and ethereal to an intensely physical, almost violent presence. Drawing from material such as Hamsun’s mysterious Pan, the old Irish song Aisling Gheal, and from contemporary texts on death and the moments gone to Norse ideas of youth, these musical works reflect a rich textual tradition on life and death.
Edition of 300 copies on 6 panel digisleeve, matt lamination. 4 tracks. Running Time 41:30
If you haven't yet gone down the dark ambient late night bandcamp Cryo Chamber rabbit hole - you are totally missing out! This however is the one release from the label that I would consider a notch above all others, in terms of concept and execution. Pretty much flawless collaboration that sends you into an hour plus haze. Nice. bcb723
I'm a published writer of horror stories, with an emphasis on the ghostly. This album is a perfect soundtrack to writing or just imagining what to write next. It envelops you in spectral tones of misty loss and whispers from the beyond. It achieves what I try to do with my ghost stories: makes one realize that we are all haunted, we all live with our own ghosts. Christopher Ropes
Ok, I wanted to review this album, but I'm at loss of words. The artists of Cryo Chamber had outdone themselves with this one. Rarely I feel transported outside of my reality with the music - this one did just that. It's not just a music. It's a window, it's a vessel. It's a peek into the spaces beyond. almos666