Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Album Review: Floating Consciousness by NoizeFilter
“Cryogenic Dreams” opens the album with lushly warm expanses that eventually give way to undulating textures, before cleverly concluding with the haunting toll of a church bell. Often eliciting visual overtones throughout of cyberpunk impressions in a space age setting, the music herein feels simultaneously human yet robotic in a most appealing kind of way.
One of my favorite pieces on the album is the emotively melodic “Kepler’s Journey”, with its floating sequencers and vintage synthesizer elements conveying a sense of search and discovery. Likewise, “Fractal Patterns” is an utterly mesmerizing piece that paints captivating images of enthralling sci-fi strangeness. Characterized by fast-pulsating and spiraling figures, it seemingly imparts a feeling of being lost in space, perhaps while traveling through a time-portal to another dimension. Lastly, “Deep Water” feels enclosed and submerged like a submarine, as liquid swirls and a static-like rhythm guide us to our journey’s end.
Accompanied by beautifully abstract cover artwork that’s every bit intriguing as the music itself, Floating Consciousness seems to occupy a dream state that's equally foreboding as it is alluring. Easily Noizefilter’s most outstanding album to date, fans especially, of experimental yet accessible ambient and sci-fi music are highly encouraged to check it out! ~Candice Michelle
For more information please visit the artist's website. This album is also available at Amazon, Bandcamp and iTunes.