w.x & thescientist – Laboratory

I recently accosted thescientist with some raw tracks along with the stems from my song “In the Middle of Ill”. I have been anxiously wanting to collaborate lately and thescientist is always willing to tweak whatever sounds come his way. He took what I sent him and forged a twisted blend of our unique styles. The songs feature my trippy ambient drones alongside his progressive electro manipulation. This release is a true sonic fusion of genres. You get the sensation of being inside a radiation suit with speakers inside. The music pulsates through you and slowly erodes away the dust inside you.




Review: thescientist – Synths at Midnight EP

Nightfall shrouds our gleaming world every day. It is one of the few things in life you can always depend on. No matter what transpires during the day, you can always rely on the eventual darkness to set in and reset your mind. The middle of the night has always been a source of inspiration and creative eruption. thescientist has used the alluring mysteries of midnight to create six tracks of unimaginable synthesized grandeur. By playing around on a keyboard during the darkest depths of the night he has unlocked beautiful sounds from a clouded cage.

The songs are minimal with simple rhythms. They are layered with atmospheric whims and subtle tones. It is a departure from his normal musical sphere. By letting the insomnia take over for a few nights he has broadened his world, allowing light to flicker in the bleak abyss of the eternal night. If there is ever a night where you fear the sun will never rise again, your heart’s embers slowly burning out into stars, just give this a listen. The light will begin to unfold before your eyes, painting a better feeling in your ears.

Standout track: Introspective
Rating: 4.5 stars


Review: Dark Ambient Forest – Blissful Loneliness

After much anticipation we finally got a full length album from this very promising artist. It is an atmospheric journey for the heart and soul. It takes you through many spiritual dimensions and sends you gliding down a glass chute into a crystal clear lake. There is wonderful experimentation and great guitar work throughout. It tugs at your emotions too as you begin to feel how he felt as he made these songs. Some of these feelings are very somber but optimistic and others are full of the primal rage we all keep hidden under our exteriors.

Every song on here has something about it that I love. The first track is the only one I have a problem with. Although it starts out beautifully it erupts into a slaughter of ear ripping noise that does not fit with the other songs on the album. That aside, I think it is a great first release and everyone should hear it.

Standout track: Blissful Experiences in the Blue Sky
Rating: 4 Stars