Into The World Of may be experimental/ambient noise artist Mystahr's first release on Earth Mantra, but it is also another brilliant link in a long chain of superb albums by this Netherlands-based sound alchemist.
Typically, Mystahr's work tends towards the noisy and harder-edged realms of experimentalism, but with this release the noise softly subsides to make room for a deeper flow, a more subtle and elegant immersion into an exotic sound world. Elements and fragments merge and separate like slowly moving flows of molten lava, revealing the chaotic nature of continual flux, but also providing a serene and beautiful view of the same. Heady stuff, indeed, music that will speak to lovers of pure ambience and lovers of experimentalism alike.
A single longform piece, this electronic music was improvised live and in one take on StillStream.com. It harbors a plethora of sound sources, from pulsing modulars to distressed tape recordings, from growling analog synths to vibrating spring reverbs and Buddha machines phasing to ring-modulated spheres.
With Into The World Of, Mystahr delivers to us an unforgettable journey through the obscure, but we would expect no less from him. It is nothing less than a trademark of the work of this ground breaking artist. Welcome to Earth Mantra, Mystahr.
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