Overall, this is a well crafted and well produced offering that shows off a high skill and experience level. If you’re an ambient IDM fan – or, for that matter, a fan of any kind of ambient music – “Somewhere Out There” should definitely be in your collection.
Through the use of effects, the sounds that are used this album – and then mainly those noisy escapades – are put into a really nice perspective. The stereo image as well as the depth have an exceptional extra dimension, which makes the album as a whole interesting for modular sound nerds and people who want to hear proof that there is more than your mind can handle.
“Helchemy” is made up of two tracks, both clocking in at just over 25 minutes. I’ll admit to not being a huge fan of super-long songs, but occasionally a good producer can make it work. The drones aren’t particularly notable themselves, but Gydja does a good job of adding enough supplementary elements to make this an interesting listen.
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