The Pursuit of Salvation Ambient, Drone FluiD/John 3:16 'The Pursuit of Salvation' is a split 12" release between Alrealon Musique artists FluiD and John 3:16 and features three new FluiD tracks and two new John 3:16 tracks. Pressed in a limited edition of 300 copies. FluiD Interesting and dark piano work taken over by over enthusiastic screeching, followed by Angel samples make up much our first track, "Angels Pt. II". Sounds like we are taking a trip here through a very dark place and very slowly, almost creeping. It is all very repetitive, but it does successfully paint a picture of darkness and gloom. With "Plague" we are taken further into the dark. This is the coming apocalypse, 2012 and the end of the world. This would make a good film soundtrack or part of it on the same subject. My descriptive term so far must be psychedelic noise meets organic ambient. However, it's much too atmospheric to be described as 'furniture music'. "Forewarning" has more of a trip-hop and dub style and is also more experimental. I believe 'Illbient', is the correct fitting genre term, with its interesting use of dub and hip-hop influenced samples. John 3:16: For anyone who is interested and because I feel it's relevant to the album and its subject-matter. John 3:16: is one of the most widely quoted verses from the Bible. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." The belief in Jesus is necessary for eternal life, and must be relevant to the forthcoming apocalypse. "God is Light" is an organic ambient track creating a lot atmosphere. Giving the feeling that we should be scared, it creates a tingling feeling through the great guitar work, but at least we may have a chance, hence the chance to "Pursue Salvation". It was John who depicted God, as the greatest power and greatest good in the world, with the symbol of light. I write this as it also gives a feeling of aggression and hostility, particularly the explosions towards the end of the track and the sound of death. "Toward the Red Sea" shows some industrial elements, and I like the choir samples producing another highly atmospheric track. The choir are undoubtedly leading us towards the sea. This is real Old Testament doom and gloom stuff, maybe we must turn and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea. Conclusion: Two different artists are brought together here and integrate well sharing similarities in their sounds to create a whole story and picture. The whole album has a cinematic soundtrack feeling, ending perhaps with some of mankind escaping the impending apocalypse. Certainly not for everyone as I feel it could leave a lot of people very depressed, but these artists create a hell of a lot of atmosphere in 25 minutes. 350
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FluiD/John 3:16 - The Pursuit of Salvation

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2012 by Alrealon Musique
'The Pursuit of Salvation' is a split 12" release between Alrealon Musique artists FluiD and John 3:16 and features three new FluiD tracks and two new John 3:16 tracks. Pressed in a limited edition of 300 copies.

FluiD
Interesting and dark piano work taken over by over enthusiastic screeching, followed by Angel samples make up much our first track, "Angels Pt. II". Sounds like we are taking a trip here through a very dark place and very slowly, almost creeping. It is all very repetitive, but it does successfully paint a picture of darkness and gloom.

With "Plague" we are taken further into the dark. This is the coming apocalypse, 2012 and the end of the world. This would make a good film soundtrack or part of it on the same subject. My descriptive term so far must be psychedelic noise meets organic ambient. However, it's much too atmospheric to be described as 'furniture music'.

"Forewarning" has more of a trip-hop and dub style and is also more experimental. I believe 'Illbient', is the correct fitting genre term, with its interesting use of dub and hip-hop influenced samples.

John 3:16:
For anyone who is interested and because I feel it's relevant to the album and its subject-matter. John 3:16: is one of the most widely quoted verses from the Bible. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." The belief in Jesus is necessary for eternal life, and must be relevant to the forthcoming apocalypse.

"God is Light" is an organic ambient track creating a lot atmosphere. Giving the feeling that we should be scared, it creates a tingling feeling through the great guitar work, but at least we may have a chance, hence the chance to "Pursue Salvation". It was John who depicted God, as the greatest power and greatest good in the world, with the symbol of light. I write this as it also gives a feeling of aggression and hostility, particularly the explosions towards the end of the track and the sound of death.

"Toward the Red Sea" shows some industrial elements, and I like the choir samples producing another highly atmospheric track. The choir are undoubtedly leading us towards the sea. This is real Old Testament doom and gloom stuff, maybe we must turn and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.

Conclusion:
Two different artists are brought together here and integrate well sharing similarities in their sounds to create a whole story and picture. The whole album has a cinematic soundtrack feeling, ending perhaps with some of mankind escaping the impending apocalypse. Certainly not for everyone as I feel it could leave a lot of people very depressed, but these artists create a hell of a lot of atmosphere in 25 minutes.
Apr 30 2012

Danya Malashenkov

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