Obstacle i8u

  • Composer(s): i8u

… the tension is kept so well, that the whole piece is very captivating. Vital, Netherlands

Limited edition of 100 copies

  • Oral
  • ORAL r09 / 2002
  • Total duration: 50:15

Note: this CD-R was made in 2002

Obstacle

Phase 2

i8u

In the press

  • MR, Vital, July 4, 2002
    … the tension is kept so well, that the whole piece is very captivating.

Review

MR, Vital, July 4, 2002

Obstacle Phase 2 is actually a work of sound, video and animation, but this CD only presents the sound part. One long track of flowing, mostly dark sounds, with an occasional rhythm. The piece evolves quite slowly and has an ambient feel, but on close listening, one can hear subtle things that are not very ambient at all. Despite the dark sounds, the piece doesn’t have a gloomy atmosphere, it has a pretty concrete character. That’s what sets it apart from regular ambient. The rhythmic elements are very minimal, so there is no danger whatsoever of the track becoming flat or cheesy. The slow development of the work does not cause loss of attenttion, on the contrary: the tension is kept so well, that the whole piece is very captivating. I’m very sorry I missed the performance with the visuals, because if that was anywhere as good as this, it must have been a great show.

… the tension is kept so well, that the whole piece is very captivating.

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