[Reviewed by: Iaha Crax]
This is the last product emerged from this very prolific collaboration between Akoustik Timbre Frekuency and the label Sombre Soniks. The UK based label released no less than 10 titles from the project.
In this case, Akoustik Timbre Frekuency creates a conceptual album of only two long sibling songs, “Thee Dark Night Of Thee Soul” and “Banishing Thee Dark Night Of Thee Soul”. The moment endowed with great energies decided the recording of this album. It was “just after the New Moon, when thee night is at its darkest”. The musician explains that he had fallen deep asleep and awaken early in the morning with a vision he later tried to repaint and embody through music.
Therefore the first track is constructed around a drone-reverie melody, bereft of contours and suggesting altered shapes, a development similar to the confusion that reigns the subconscious, where anything can become the opposite and vice-versa. The other track marks a bipolar awakening, it seems to give image to the process of regaining judgement, but from a different perspective than he had before this dark night of the soul. The heavy bodies of sound that filled spaces in the dream state before, now they are dismantling, swift into vapour and lose their weight. Soundwise, instruments prevail over analogue synths or modulars.
The creator of Akoustik Timbre Frekuency calls himself Priapus 23, you can find more about him by reading a very detailed interview on the site of sombresoniks. “Banishing Thee Dark Night Of Thee Soul” is not really an introduction into his work, but rather a corollary, an addendum related to a specific happening which he decided worthy to transform into a musical piece. It is nonetheless a rewarding experience in listening, a captivating ritual ambient record that should motivate you to search for his other albums if you haven’t done it yet.