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Matteo Uggeri


Progressive Electronic

3.51 | 3 ratings

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4 stars The Distance is droning ambiance at its best and is very evocative of despair, hopelessness, and paranoia, and even the name of this album (meaning the amount of space between two things or people), really matches this album's sound.

Beginning with the sound of distant fireworks, emphasizing the albums title, all these tracks lead on with nearly the same constant drone throughout, sometimes sounding semi-Eastern like a sitar, but is most likely and electronically manipulated guitar. Various other sounds make the cut here, such as the skipping of stones and dropping of rocks into a lake or brook, and the infernal buzzing of bugs and cave dwelling creatures, as well as the dripping walls and the echoing deep of the caves themselves. The calmest track here is the finale, "Return", which sounds like motoring back to sanity after a journey through what very well could have potentially been the most mentally disturbing trek seen through anyone's mind's eye.

This music is very visual, and really paints a mental landscape of disorientating complexity with minimalistic soundscapes.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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