Cyclic Law is proud to bring forth another new comer to it’s roster, this time with US duo PSYCHOMANTEUM’s debut “Oneironaut”. The album is a sonic portrayal of dreams tainted with the beauty of melancholia and mystery, based on various dream structures and esoteric emotions of it’s creators. Carefully manipulated field recordings layered with dense melodic drones, processed guitars and keyboards form the foundation of this body of work. The concept of the dream traveler is the main focal point behind each piece, serving as an orbital center which feeds energy and emotion into all encompassed works. A travelogue of otherworldly proportions, where the search for one’s self leads you into the abyss of the soul. Relinquish consciousness and let the subconscious speak… The album’s unique visual artwork was carefully channelled by the legendary Kati Astraeir.
Edition of 1000 copies in 6 panel Digipack.
8 Tracks. Running time; 60:00
There's something I can't quite pinpoint about ProtoU that is in full effect on this particular album. Instead of summoning dreadful darkness and occult-ish themes in my mind, this is quite colorful and has a warm, unique, "safe haven" feel to it, in a very good way. The rich and ominous aspect of dark amient is there, yet it's shining in an all-new perspective of light in my humble eyes. I'll have to listen to it many more times to fully "get it", and that's a good thing :D slc_winterized