It doesn’t sound that much like DIJ, or even like a mixture of the two, like you might think. Rather, they find they’re own space that (for me at least) creates a kind of cinematic atmosphere, kind of like walking in a movie, or at least a Lynch/Tarcovsky movie! Incidentally two of the pieces on "Luminous Darkness" were commissioned as theater projects (see their website) so maybe I’m not far off the mark. As they put it: ”trying to achieve higher awareness…..with sound as pathfinders. Using intuition, emotion and the power of the senses….” Tracks like "Each And Every Word Must Die", "The Blue And The Green" and "Thinking Feeling" are especially evocative of this sacred space I’m talking about, a peculiar tinge of sensation and emotion that unfortunately is lacking in much of the whole “electronic-ambient-whatever” scene that’s popular these days. There is a big difference between just making weird sounds with a synth and crafting and blending those sounds into a potent sonic brew like Cyclobe has. I recommend it to anybody interested in music without boundaries.
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Review by Felipe Iragorri