AB INTRA - Supremus [CD]
After 4 years since the last release, AB INTRA returns with a new album. "Supremus" is almost an hour of music placed in the widely-understood dark ambient genre. The album reflects a much more mature image of the artist who consciously creates a world of his own sound and vision.
The idea behind the album is the trial of creating an inner feeling, or impression, which is superior to others (Supremus comes from Latin and it means the highest, definite, dominant) which is in fact the effect of tuning one's mind and stepping outside the conditioned structures. It is a trial of placing consciousness in the sphere of pure sensations where the word becomes dominated by the sound, surrounded by the feeling, and the symbol and vision become the carrier of new meanings.
1. (no title)
2. Supremus I
3. Supremus II
4. Supremus III
5. Supremus IV
6. Supremus V
7 Supremus VI
8. (no title)
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According to the linear notes "the idea behind the album is the trial of creating an inner feeling [...] which is superior to others", so the result is a sort of symphonic dark ambient where, instead of creating the oppressive dark soundscape, the sound spectrum is brighter and more aggressive.
The album start with an untitled track serving as an introduction to the six parts of this release, "Supremos I" is an almost epic slowly evolving synth line that ends where begin the noisy aggressive second part of the track. "Supremos II" is a quiet juxtaposition of small noises where "Supremos III" is reminiscent of some old sci-fi soundtracks. "Supremos IV", the longest track of the album, return, in his first part, to the epic soundscape of "Supremos I" while, in the second part, turn to industrial territories and quietly ending in an almost elegiac way. "Supremos V" is a quiet drone while "Supremos VI" is perhaps the most brighter an epic of all track relying in a high frequencies drones. The last untitled track is a dark ending closer to the classic dark ambient territories.
This release is well produced, compact and coherent in his development and has a good quality: a personal idea of sound that distance from the orthodoxy of this genre. Recommended.