Ceremony - Emulsion
Some of the most surreally cinematic music of this decade. The best Godard film you'll ever listen to. -XLR8R
As with Tear Ceremony's
previous releases, Emulsion strikes the same vein of twisted and moody
sonic experimentation with equally astounding results. A sonic will-o'-the-wisp,
luring listeners into an unordinarily magical environment of almost
Dark ambience that
oozes and hovers (4 out of 5.)
An immersive experience
that blurs perceptions and defocuses the senses, forcing you to feel
via surrogate neurons of darkly comforting music. Another triumph for
It possesses a
dissonance that's achieved through other means than ham-fisted screeches
and atonal freakouts. It's patient in its slow action, repetitively
layering a few sound cycles on top of one another.It all results in
a drone that renders an illogical feeling of urgency, loneliness and
impatience in the listener.
A dream full of
unfocused images and echoing sound. It takes on a soundtrack aspect
that could place it in a Derek Jarman film, as emotions fly through
A more haunting,
darker sound.The charm of Tear Ceremony is that they manage to keep
the stuff concise and to the point.
Ceremony - Film Decay
Like taking permanent
residence in that dismal, yet strangely attractive otherworld, then
sending out these alluringly blurred snapshots. A truly immersive aura
of sound and place. Both thumbs up for this mysterious celluloid wonder.
A most listenable, most absorbing piece of work.
A truly wonderful
piece of work. The themes of technology and the sounds that emanate
seem to be the overlying theme. Film Decay appears to take that concept
and inspect its very core, affecting the sounds of science and recording
the results for our analysis.
An exquisite masterpiece
of ambience, a soundtrack to the subconscious or a faltering template
of memory. Sounds, and the images they provoke, are amplified, exaggerated,
placed under the microscope; like choosing the tiniest spot on a photograph
and enlarging it, taking it all out of context to reveal the graininess,
the impurities and the magic therein of the simplest form.
A highly atmospheric
journey with narcotic drones and gentle melodies. A splendid album.
the feeling of being immobile and separated from the outside world.
Plugs into the
same unconscious realm of alien landscapes and artificial life traversed
Adds new life and
textures to an otherwise overdone style of music. One of the best conceptual
soundtracks I have experienced.
Subtle tones that
expand and contract with the elasticity of a lung.
The textured ambience
which dominates these sounds provides you with a serene comfort,as memories
of things you never did float through your mind.
Spatial in construction
and mood, perfect for exploring those hidden vistas in your own psyche.
Ceremony - Resin
sheets of alien film music.
perfect soundtrack to your dreams. One of the most dynamic of the genre
and highly recommended.
yet very interesting sound-journey, comparable to a mildly bad LSD trip
within a particularly surreal Hitchcock film.
The balance between space and density is exquisite. Chance transmissions of disembodied voices are occasionally caught in a tenuous web of hazy electronics. Haunting, unreal and more than just a little unsettling. Ambience with a knife behind its back. Highly recommended. ND
around the room like a friendly ghost. (4 stars)
between fever induced dream states and edge of perception trances. A
fascinating work of deep reflection.
ideal disc for late-night winding down.
with a subdued melodic sensibility, combines restrained synthesizer
sounds with twisted samples to create a mysterious atmosphere.
itself around the listener like a fleece blanket.
50 of 1997