Location: Seattle, Washington
Genre: Dark ambient, experimental, drone
Full Length: Insanity Mirror
Format: Digital album
Label: Scry Recordings
Release date: April 2, 2021
It’s 8:42pm here in Melbourne Australia, just about to knock off for the night but not before a long-awaited album review so for all of you here is another Bandcamp representative.
*INSANITY MIRROR* by ‘NoisePoetNobody’.
So this is the latest project by experimental artist ‘NoisePoetNobody’. A reoccurring trend for me these days is discovering new artists by the day and this is definitely one of those times, I’ve had no prior knowledge of this person leading up to this album and I’m all the better for it because the best way I can describe this 6 track project is ‘an experience’.
So first off this album flows all together in one, from the opening track to the last minute of the finale it all comes together as one ‘streaming’ piece of music with each song containing its own little waves and bumps along the continuous path that is this album.
To me this feels similar to an album like ‘Rainbow Mirror’ by Prurient in the context of every song is unique but forms together as one sonic consciousness if you will keeping your mind focused and entranced the entire ride. If you were to blend Drone Metal and Noise this would be the result, it’s very bare in its presentation with very minimal production and sounds used throughout the run time but that’s obviously an intentional move by the man to keep the album feeling ‘raw’ and ‘uncomfortable’ giving it that extra ‘awe’ factor so to speak.
With no words or vocal samples, this thing is definitely a go-to for the Drone fans out there, although there isn’t too much grand instrumentation or larger than life choir backgrounds or intense apocalyptic vibes going around it’s still quite the journey, more custom to an indie sound with its use of the ‘less is more’ practice coming into play.
Look, if you’re looking for the most groundbreaking and Sky splitting Drone/Experimental albums this probably won’t do you justice, but what it will deliver is a creative use of the minimalistic tendencies and sound palettes, provides the listener with a creative take on dark ambient music that is equal parts interesting and nerve-racking.
I’ll link the Bandcamp down below, please go support the guy! He’s doing a great job and I’m excited to see what’s to come next from him!
https://noisepoetnobody1.bandcamp.com/album/insanity-mirror. –Corban Skipwith
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