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subinterior: the chrysalis secret

lunar hypnosis []
webzine, usa, august 2006

I’ve recently discovered that some of the darkest soundscapes imaginable can often times be found right outside your bedroom window when trying to sleep in the early hours of the morning.

If you ever get bored try sticking a tape recorder in your window on a summer night and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll hear. You’ll hear ghostly ambience, cars passing by in the distance, the faint voice of the wind, and all kinds of other sounds that sound like synthesized creations, yet they are a 100% real.

Andrea Freschi of Canaan and Konau fame must have discovered this as well as Subinterior features nearly no synthesizers or samples, but just a mini-disc recorder to capture the sounds of various organic sounds, and then assembled in the studio to form songs.

"The Chrysalis Secret" features just three long songs that clock in for over forty minutes of music and the result, surprisingly is one stunning dark ambient affair. This really brings me back to those nights going to bed at about two or three in the morning with the window opened trying to sleep, but just hearing this ethereal ambiance that kept me awake.

Very dark and ominous, but somehow still beautiful and relaxing at the same time, I can’t recommend it enough. If you're into any sort of ambient experimental music then Subinterior is definitely a band to add to your list of bands to check out.

[J. Mlodik]