– Take black pills | – Take black pills

Published by Davide Pappalardo on October 26, 2016

meanwhile-in-texas-take-black-pillsWe already talked about (Angelo Guido) and his music not a long time ago during the review of his collaborative effort with Skag Arcade called Fernweh, licensed by Luce Sia, an experimental and droning ambient affair full of noise and field recording. Now we are going to review his solo debut Take black pills published by Triple moon records, a work well linked to what has been previously shown by the artist, keeping the exploration of experimental, abstract ambient music alive; a limited Cdr composed by four tracks, guiding us in an eerie and evocative world.

The Italian musician has worked on it during 2014 and 2015, giving us a well thought example of atmospheres and sound layers, a some time even dreamy experience made to be lived as an inner sonic journey. Our voyage starts with the titletrack, a long dreamscape made of evocative ambient drones enveloping the listener in a mantra, where the constant loop is the key for a meditative state of being; a very minimal approach which avoids any brutal sound in favor of a calm flux, a guide through a music river, ending with a diaphanous shrilling melody.

Diamonds are my friends keeps the movement, with a somber crescendo full of submerged melody and languid motifs, another ethereal loop where the usage of few sound layers offers a hypnotic ritual aimed to elevate our imagination; Kaleidoscope / Slow fuzz is based on a droning swirling sound reigniting itself through its duration, growing in timbre while keeping the same structure, and the final track Another earth uses distant samples and ambient layers, while a rhythmic heartbeat follows its course until the end.

So: a very minimal and evocative work aiming not to incite the listeners, being a soundscape for a lucid dream, composed of different sound-stations linked by a common music theme. It requires the right approach during relaxed night listening sections, possibly in the dark, far from any mundane distraction.

Label: Triple Moon Records

Rating: 7