The Ritual Inclusion of Code – Beta Wave Nemesis CD

16 November 2011 xdementia No Comment

The Ritual Inclusion of Code – Beta Wave Nemesis CD

Small Doses

Here’s a nice flowing ambient album from the Small Doses camp – meaning that the artwork and design is top-notch. The design features symmetrical glitchy computer graphics multiplied to a thousand and cut to hell. Kind of strange because the sounds here are anything but reflective of the art work.

Dense beds of sounds – sometimes harmonic and sometimes noisy – are layered into a 30 minute exercise in ambient drone with some industrial influence here as the track grows. Meandering guitar that is featured quite prominently makes this material remind me a lot of Tribes of Neurot which is a compliment because they are one of my favorite projects. The delivery of ambient atmospheres is consistent throughout with the industrial elements being just enough to add a sinister edge, yet at the same time keeping things atmospheric.

Although The Ritual Inclusion of Code is one long track, it has movements like it is split into 3 tracks. The last part of the album are more electronic with little guitar influence yet still features a nice mix of airy beds, electronic pulses and haunting pitched drones. The track moves along nicely and evolves where it needs to.

This is a solid effort and great show of care and consideration for the composition. As my first exposure to the project I would say they have a lot of potential and have created a full recording with impressive breadth and depth.

Composition: ★★★½☆
Sounds: ★★★½☆
Production Quality: ★★★★☆
Concept: ★★★☆☆
Packaging: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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