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Bass Communion


Progressive Electronic

2.96 | 6 ratings

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3 stars This is a single track of a little over 20 minutes. It was originally released on a release entitled "Twenty Hertz Droneworks" as "Drone Work #6" but this collection was withdrawn and this E.P. was released the following year. An entire collection of this type of soundscape may have been too large of a dose of this music, having not heard this collection, I can't say. But listening to this single track on it's own is a very nice experience.

This is a very atmospheric and ambient electronic drone. It is best when you are totally immersed by wrapping a pair of great headphones around your head, closing your eyes and letting your mind create a picture. This is more of a soundscape than anything else, and each time you listen your mind is free to create whatever visual it wants. The sound is amazing, but don't expect to find any melodies, any singing or any kind of structure, it's all just a flowing electronic sound with some quiet percussive noises, more like static knocking noises, as is somewhat typical of Steven Wilson's experimental project known as Bass Communion is know to do. The drone changes slowly in pitch and dynamic, flowing slowly and leisurely along, no hurry, no place to go, just a mind trip in a good way. This is soothing and you don't have to worry about any sudden explosions of sound as dynamic changes are very gradual making this a completely submersive experience. Quite beautiful, but nothing really groundbreaking. 3 stars.

TCat | 3/5 |


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