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SEETYCA - Deus ex Machina

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Essentia Mundi EM034
Release Year: 2015
Note: four new long tracks going into the 'romantic' dark ambient direction, refering to the theme "machinery" => very organic and subtle atmospheric drones, as wide & cold as the cosmos:.. but then some wonderful harmonies appear, the machine gets melancholic... one of our favourite releases by the German electro / deep space ambient project; 70+ min playtime
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"After the excellent 'Bleakscapes' full-length, the next chapter of Seetyca at Essentia Mundi is named 'Deus Ex Machina' a dark journey, it consists in a bit more than 70 minutes of drones, minimal dark ambient sound pleasures for the ear and mind.

1. Strange Metallic Objects
2. Deus Ex Machina [Part I]
3. An Angelic Machinery
4. Deus Ex Machina [Part II]

Total run: ~ 72 min.

Deus Ex Machina was conceived and recorded in 2014 @ mbira v.08. seetyca plays e-maschinen, samplers, bells, flutes." [label info]


"Hot on the heels of 'Nemeton' released by Winter-Light and reviewed in Vital Weekly 974, there is now 'Deus Ex Machina', released by Seetyca on Essentia Mundi. He still credits his music with e-maschinen, voice, dsp and samplers and judging by the very black cover, things are still dark around here. Here we have four lengthy pieces, two of eighteen and one of thirteen and twenty-two minutes. It opens with 'Strange Metallic Objects', which doesn't seem to have any strange metallic objects in it (not heard at least), but it has a dark ambient synth and a voice reciting texts through some sounds effects reminding me of the best SETI (as in Andrew Lagowski) work. In the first part of the title piece one could say there is metallic objects to be heard, in a nice sustaining piece; objects are carefully strummed, in a flowing way and has a fine moody texture. 'An Angelic Machinery' is the one piece that sounds perhaps most melodic here, with a nice shimmering melody buried inside the mass of sound that washes around it. A slow thumb on the bass completes the more musical approach in this piece, bouncing around majestically. In the second part of the title piece there is bell-like sounds - strange metallic objects, I was thinking - tinkling randomly about like wind chimes and the wind sounds here are a bit chillier than on the other pieces, which seemed a lot warmer. This is a rather spooky ending to a great release. Here we have an excellent nocturnal trip: everything is dark and once we get out of the city there is a cold wind; not entirely the kind of spring time music perhaps but for a cold April evening surely one of the better choices." [FdW/Vital Weekly]