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3 stars Cold Night is a little bit of a regression for Phrozenlight, but I still found this only slightly less enjoyable than Dragons of Pern. Like some previous recordings, this album consists mostly of tracks that don't go anywhere or add anything interesting to the usual dark ambience of space. "Dawn of a New Year", "Cold Night" and "Dark Noon" take the listener out into space and lets them sit there - solar winds occasionally pass by, but so what? Stark, minimal, boring, and passable.

Fortunately, "Dark Water" is fully enthralling. Among the normal, dark, dreary atmosphere that this album has had so far, this track offers of extraterrestrial communication and the sounds of distant satellites calling to earth and radiating the planets' magnetic wave sounds off of their own metallic bodies. The experimental sounds glisten like glass over the soft buzzscape, booming but steady bass, and the chorus-like ambient drones, all of which slowly progress throughout for purpose of keeping interest. "Cold Smoke" is more similar to the first few tracks than the wonderful "Dark Water", but this track offers up a furiously windy atmosphere with fading and growing darkness that engulfs and releases the listener, keeping the chorus-like ambient drones and a few experimental resonances from far beyond.

Cold Night, as a whole, isn't as good as Dragons of Pern, but the two tracks on this album that are great definitely are winners. Considering that all of these albums are free, I'm quite excited to see what's in store next for my craving ears and mind. If you're looking for an ominous rendering of Eno's Music for Airports, then you should check this album out, because it's basically music for abandoned space shuttles.

colorofmoney91 | 3/5 |


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