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AFTER THE WINTER

Hibernal

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.12 | 34 ratings

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saulman
4 stars As far as I'm aware, Hibernal is unique. What are we listening to here? An album? A play? An audio book? I think the best description I have heard to date is an audio movie. Stick the headphones on, shut your eyes, immerse yourself in sound, and let your mind fill in the visuals. I love it!!

Once again, Mark Healy expands on the world he has created, exploring the complex issues surrounding synthetic humans. Voice actors take you through the story by the use of acting and narration and the whole thing is meshed together by a dark, moody and wonderfully atmospheric soundscape. From the moment you close your eyes, you really do get taken on a journey.

I have no doubt that this is a fledgling genre which will only grow and grow. Perhaps with its roots in Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds and other musical adaptations or various stories, but this use of voice actors and replacing traditional vocals is an excellent and very welcome experience.

Highly recommended.

saulman | 4/5 |

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