“Substratum” is proof that there is beauty in darkness! These spacey, distant drones are meticulously crafted to feed our senses with dread and anxiety, yet I find myself constantly drawn to them as if I’m being hypnotized! This is an amazing album that will definitely have some longevity in my dark ambient playlist! Well done, Monocube!!
Favorite track: The Opposite Of Nadir (feat. Antti Litmanen).
We welcome Ukrainian project MONOCUBE with his latest album since 2016’s “The Rituals”. A suite of wide landscapes painted with modular synth and stringed instruments over eight long form pieces for the most expansive and spellbinding solo release by Monocube to date. The result of no less than two years of assiduous work presents an analog purification of Monocube’s overtones elevated to another level. Featuring Antti Litmanen (Arktau Eos) and Frederic Arbour (Visions). Mastered by James Plotkin. Mixed media artwork by sukkeret.og.pepper studio. Co-Released with Malignant Records (TumorCD120)
Edition of 500 copies in matt laminated 4 panel Digisleeve. 8 Tracks. Running Time 64:49
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
Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. MorKroM