Biomass - Energy
Techno, Ambient After listening to a pack of power electronics and neo-folk acts, it is time for a something a little bit different. What I come along today is a six tracks album of Biomass that was out half-a-year ago through an unknown (for me) label Biometrax.

'Energy' contains six tracks, which doesn't fall into some specific genre. A lot of influences and cross-references can be heard through the sonic exploration. The strongest of them that can be signed out, is a musical structure based on droning electronic wall of sound which hits the listener through 2/3 of the album. If you remove those entire computer processed special effects, you can hear almost a copycat of Troum's 'Darve Sh / Ajin'. The same speed, the same way of mixing fast background drumming beats and a floating looping melody, which creates a hypnotizing effect. Though, the main difference is in the way of expression, while Biomass is of course more trancy electronic influenced formation.

First track "Soar Acido" is a kind of an intro, but at my opinion it could successfully fit inside the second "Serpent Sphinx". This track starts extremely roughly, like you are being thrown into the pool of cold water without any preface or kind of an explanation of how to swim out of it. Unfortunately, its ending and the start of next track, "Serpentetraspeed", are of the same origin, sudden and rough, like you've been listening not to the full track, but only to excerpt from the track.

Continuous looping and electronic jerking guides all the tracks, and I cannot single out any specific highlight. Everything is stable, without highs and lows, maybe fitting to the atmosphere of routine work or even kind of a meditation, though I can even imagine "Phaseloc" playing during some psychedelic party. I believe that the name "Energy", that was given to this album, intended to describe the origin and the main idea behind the material, but as for me I find it entertaining enough only due to the last track "Minechamber", because if I want to listen to very professional and driving drones, I could have chosen Troums' albums. But the last track is one good piece of space ambient or even dark ambient music, taking me to a journey between stars, planet systems and collapses, where deep and gloomy pulsations are guided by distant clicks and beats. With a playing time of more than 21 minutes, it saves the entire picture for me and leaves a hope for a future of this project called Biomass.
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Biomass - Energy

5.0
"Mediocre"
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Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Biometrax
After listening to a pack of power electronics and neo-folk acts, it is time for a something a little bit different. What I come along today is a six tracks album of Biomass that was out half-a-year ago through an unknown (for me) label Biometrax.

'Energy' contains six tracks, which doesn't fall into some specific genre. A lot of influences and cross-references can be heard through the sonic exploration. The strongest of them that can be signed out, is a musical structure based on droning electronic wall of sound which hits the listener through 2/3 of the album. If you remove those entire computer processed special effects, you can hear almost a copycat of Troum's 'Darve Sh / Ajin'. The same speed, the same way of mixing fast background drumming beats and a floating looping melody, which creates a hypnotizing effect. Though, the main difference is in the way of expression, while Biomass is of course more trancy electronic influenced formation.

First track "Soar Acido" is a kind of an intro, but at my opinion it could successfully fit inside the second "Serpent Sphinx". This track starts extremely roughly, like you are being thrown into the pool of cold water without any preface or kind of an explanation of how to swim out of it. Unfortunately, its ending and the start of next track, "Serpentetraspeed", are of the same origin, sudden and rough, like you've been listening not to the full track, but only to excerpt from the track.

Continuous looping and electronic jerking guides all the tracks, and I cannot single out any specific highlight. Everything is stable, without highs and lows, maybe fitting to the atmosphere of routine work or even kind of a meditation, though I can even imagine "Phaseloc" playing during some psychedelic party. I believe that the name "Energy", that was given to this album, intended to describe the origin and the main idea behind the material, but as for me I find it entertaining enough only due to the last track "Minechamber", because if I want to listen to very professional and driving drones, I could have chosen Troums' albums. But the last track is one good piece of space ambient or even dark ambient music, taking me to a journey between stars, planet systems and collapses, where deep and gloomy pulsations are guided by distant clicks and beats. With a playing time of more than 21 minutes, it saves the entire picture for me and leaves a hope for a future of this project called Biomass.
Jun 06 2012

Andrew Dienes

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