Additional album tracks in the download :
:: Part 4
:: Part 5
:: Complete Mixed Album (2016 Version) - 52:19
Buy CD: el-culto.com/artists/submental/vol3aestrata.html
Label: Submental 003
"Submental" series continue with a brand new chapter, after Nautic Depths' "Vol. 1" (2012) and Wintersilence's "Vol. 2" (2014), here comes newest installment, "Vol. 3" by Aestrata, an enigmatic project by German droneforger Tomas Weiss, the sole protagonist behind El culto and its sub-labels, who has already released under Aestrata pseudonym in November 2012 acclaimed album "Beyond The Veil". As usual for these series, the album is packaged in a simple cardboard sleeve without any additional background info. I can only add the album is out since March 11th, 2016 on El culto's Submental label and it's limited, if I am right, to 75 pre-orders. In any case, only counts the drone magic what's hidden inside, I stay calm and deeply focused, so let's ignite the journey!!!
"Submental Vol. 3" is one long-form piece clocking just over 52-minute mark. Steady drone emerges out of the misty sceneries and persistently glides towards the infinite realms. Multifariously drifting textures, ranging from intangibly celestial to vaporously ear-tickling, clandestinely join this heavily flatlined spectacle. Quietly elevating and sublimely magnifying until reaching the first climaxing plateau around the 8th minute. Monstrously monochromatic stratum insistently grows and during 11th minute it metamorphoses into a truly jaw-dropping, transcendentally enrapturing scenario. Additional ephemeral cyber-tech traceries and organic glimpses sneak in and help to unlock the gates of breathtakingly enigmatic nothingness. We are approaching 20th minute and this incredibly mind-blowing monolithic bliss is constantly towering, its thickness is devastatingly monumental. A pure drone eargasm awaits here!!! Intriguing nuances surreptitiously permeate along with gracefully undulating expansions and announce subtly diminuendoing transitions, although still massively magmatic. After 32nd minute high-pitched dissonant subtleties counterpoint with enveloping heavy-weight dronewalls and safely navigate the listener into magnificently abyssal domains. Powerfully insistent in the search of the next ecstatic vertex, this is a truly ear-bending listening experience!!! Another 10 minutes of this disastrous dronescape are gone and I am still in total alert. Impalpable urban rumbles emanate from majestically nebulous terrains and guide the composition into embracing stillness, yet only transient, because unfathomable hums briskly arise and exquisitely coalesce with warmly floating and ebbing cinematic blankets for the closing 5 minutes of this staggeringly immersing journey. Balmily relieving outro!!!
"Submental Vol. 3" is without any doubts a great example of how multi-dimensional can be the dronesculpting adventure at its most monochromatic. I have no idea how many copies are left, so you better act quickly, before you miss this sonorously transcendental gem!!! Bravo, Aestrata!!! And by the way, first 50 pre-orders featured also additional 26-minute download entitled "Sonosphere", which delves deeply into mesmerizingly reverberating quietudes, shifting from inconspicuously silent through helically mindscaping to quiescently evanescing. Enter now The Drone Eden!!!