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CRYPTIC SCENERY - The Radar Society - a sonic dystopia -

Format: CD-R
Label & Cat.Number: Tosom 038
Release Year: 2009
Note: numb. ed. 150 in box w. 3 inlays; isolationistic and highly melancholic drones from this project now based in Berlin
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"German project from Berlin and the main music outlet of Christian H. Stemann. Cryptic Scenery is active since many years with several releases with various styles.
"The Radar Society - a sonic dystopia" contains the most sinister and darker music under the name of Cryptic Scenery. Very intensive sounds with minimal moments and drone parts. Dark music, but neither dark nor sombre... There is something like a melancholic feeling in this sounds. Not a negative sense, it's sounds like the word and feeling "saudade" in Portugal. The artist says: "the perfect soundtrack for a romantic date... in 2080"." [label info]

"Christian H. Stemann is someone we also know for some time with his project Cryptic Scenery. I would have probably called Cryptic Scenery 'ambient' and 'drone' too, but listening to 'The Radar Society - A Sonic Dystopia' I wouldn't be that sure. It seems that this opens up a more darker side in the work of Stemann, with strange metallic samples, more abstract drones than pleasant ones and throughout a somewhat unsettling mood. Only in a piece like ;Glittering Figment' we recognize the music of Stemann: sustained guitars with much sound effects. I must say that this new album is quite nice. It breaks with the 'old' work, even when not fully, and expands the musical horizon with a varied album of textures, moods, experiments and ambience. Unsettling but therefore quite nice." [FdW / Vital Weekly]