Switzerland’s Sum Of R led by Reto Mäder (RM74) and accompanied by Fabio Costa create slow moving instrumental sonics with a sensibility for hypnotic and complex song structures. “Orga” is an immersive voyage into a shapeshifting mist of raw-boned melodies and repetitive mantras. The album is a hybrid of ritual drums and eerie percussions, atmospheric analog electronics and epic drones forming a drifting orchestral wall of sound. Darkness, light and its reflections is what emerges from this mysterious aural mist. Cover photography by Milena Kancheva.
CD Edition of 1000 copies (Co-released with Czar Of Revelations). 11 Tracks. Running Time 58:23
2LP Edition of 500 copies. Thick 180g vinyl in Gatefold sleeve with Bonus CD. LP and Bonus CD includes 2 Extra tracks. 13 Tracks Running Time 71:44.
I slept on this album for far too long! After finally downloading it, I quickly realized what a beast of a recording it is. The album cover perfectly sets the scene for this Eastern infused dark ambient recording, which is becoming one of my favorite Cryo Chamber collaboration releases! I highly recommend this one!! David Loveless
The shadows of the old city creep upon you as you delve deeper and deeper into its depths. What horrors to see, what marvels to behold? Codex grasps your throat and pulls you further down into this twisted travesty of reality. At no point it looses tension, keeping you on your toes with sounds from another dimension. Is this real? Or is it the sick dream of an ancient god? Whatever it is, an ambient highlight it is for sure, a powerful statement and a new benchmark for the genre. Rindenberg