Erdh – Sidermesis (2015)


Arriving from Apathia Records, today we have a very weird Ambient / Trip-hop / Electronic release titled “Sidermesis”. Hailing from Paris, France, Erdh is a pretty unique outfit with a good ear for crafting intoxicating atmospheres and very diverse soundscapes. If you like their weird side of The 3rd and the Mortal, Ulver, and even Depeche Mode, this is right up your alley.

Opening with the slowly building atmospheric title track, we get a moody piece that nicely introduces the listener to the band’s world. The vocals provided by Emmanuel Lévy fit the music nicely giving it a certain ethereal and gothic vibe. Nicolas Pingnelain’s music is pretty intense and creates a certain sense of urgency as we can hear from the very solid “Backup 1011”.

Moving into more trippy and electronic vibes, “E-Creed” has a more futuristic and catchy attitude than the first few songs. Closing with a more upbeat track, “Pink Circuit Firmware” is an interesting piece that nicely progresses into some 80’s soundtrack-like music with a certain cyber-goth edge to it.

In general “Sidermesis” is quite an interesting release if you like atmospheric music with tons of electronic elements. While this might not be the bread and butter of Infernal Masquerade, we still enjoyed some of the atmospheric elements of this release. If you are a fan of late Ulver, Depeche Mode and Lethe, you will certainly appreciate this one.

Band: Erdh Album: Sidermesis

Label: Apathia Records

Release: October 19th, 2015

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Genre: Ambient / Trip-hop

Country: France

Rating: 81/100

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