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CONTINUUM 2

Bass Communion

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2.65 | 12 ratings | 3 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Construct IV (22:45)
2. Construct V (17:28)
3. Construct VI (18:31)

Total Time: 58:44

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Line-up / Musicians

- Bass Communion (Steven Wilson) / electronics, composer
- Vidna Obmana / music, mix

Releases information

July 2007 - Continuum II

(Soleilmoon CD - SOL159 CD) Limited to 2,000 copies in book sized digipack designed by Lasse Hoile.

Part two of a collaboration series between Bass Communion and VidnaObmana.

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BASS COMMUNION Continuum 2 ratings distribution


2.65
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
17%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(8%)
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Review by colorofmoney91
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2 stars For every good horror film experience there is a much less enjoyable sequel. This apparently holds true with music as well.

Steven Wilson and Vidna Obmana did such a wonderful job on their previous collaborative release that they decided to release a second part, Continuum 2. Any music fan can tell you that news of a "part 2" to a highly enjoyable album often creates both excitement and worry, and for good reason. The previous installment of this series is a terrific, terrifying ambient industrial soundscape exploration that is sure to incite at least a small instance of panic for the listener, especially when paired with an appropriate physical setting such as a dark room or, ideally, a cave or abandoned factory. This continuation of the series is a bit overdone and comes off of a kind of ridiculous at times.

In the same way as the previous album, the tracks here are simply labelled as numbered constructs starting with IV, and the music begins in the familiar uneasy ambient drone - so far so good. But suddenly a heavily distorted doom metal guitar chord and steady hi-hat tapping breaks the ambience with severe gusto, entirely ruining the atmosphere. On the first track, the doom guitar is ever present, completely dissipating the effect of the shifting industrial dronescape that faintly looms in the background, which is upsetting considering that the track is almost 23 minutes long. Subsequent tracks follow suit, using varying degrees of emotionless doom metal and drowned industrial audio scenery, creating an hour of disappointment.

Continuum 2 is essentially a copy of Lustmord's work on Juggernaut, being primarily dark ambient with disruptive and distracting doom/sludge metal guitar. While I do find doom metal in general to be enjoyable, it does not work well with what would otherwise be a beautifully disconcerting dark ambient soundscape. I'm sure this album provides a good crossover opportunity for fans of doom metal into ambient electronic territory, but as someone who already enjoys both genres individually, I'd say this execution is unfortunately mediocre.

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3 stars This is volume 2 in the collaboration between Steven Wilson's experimental minimalistic project Bass Communion and Vidna Obmana. The tracks are titled "Construct" like the previous volume and numbered IV, V and VI this time. This starts out just like the previous volume with electronic ambienc ... (read more)

Report this review (#1319582) | Posted by TCat | Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Please disregard the rating attached to this review. My rating for this album is completely blank. There's something divinely odd about Steven Wilson's music. It seems he has a musical Midas touch, on production, and all around quality, on any release he is involved in. But here, in one of his ... (read more)

Report this review (#162992) | Posted by Shakespeare | Saturday, March 01, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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