“Apostasy and the Sorrowful Child” is a melodic, modern classical-influenced slab of dark ambient. I find that the melodic elements are both this album’s strength and weakness. They work to build up a strong atmosphere and give this a specialized flavor, yet at the same time they have a tendency to fall into the tacky and/or bombastic category.
Treha Sektori have a penchant for creating immense, blackened atmospheres through the use of layered earthen drones, just the right amount of distant clanking and banging, and a few heavily revered, somber melodies. Definitely something to check out for fans of ritual and cold meat industry-style ambient.
CD, Kaosthetik Konspiration, 2009 www.aereaeternus.com Upon arrival, “Humanity Needs No Funeral”, the debut album of French power electronics/dark ambient act Aere Aeternus, came accompanied by a copy of a b&w [ … ]