Fleshgod Apocalypse – King (2016)


Hailing from Italy, today we have one-man dream machine Neutra and its latest hypnotic opus “Music for an Exhibition”. Delivering five tracks of superb ethereal music, this is one of the most engaging and transforming Ambient releases we have heard in a while. Evoking the delicate precision and ambiance created by Robert Rich, this Italian band manages to captivate for the complete duration of this release.

The album kicks off with the angelic “After The Flood” and its very dramatic piano sections. Having very subtle mood changes, this opener tracks sets a very enigmatic and dreamy stage. Continuing with the playful “Paranthenogenesis”, the mood shifts to a more space-like cinematic vibe. Our personal favorite is the somber “Point of View” and its dramatic progression.

As the 8-minute “Pop Cola” comes into play, the mood has slowly shifted to a more hypnotic type of vibe that slowly builds up. Each track in this release has a very unique progression that keeps the listener fully engaged until the end. Closing with the dramatic “A Landscape”, we are reminded a bit of Stanley Kubrick’s movie imagery with such a crafty and yet minimalist piece.

Overall, “Music for an Exhibition” is one very well crafted release that while being very minimalist; it hits all the right spots with its intricate compositions. Francesco Maria Narcisi, the man behind Neutra, does a very solid job in creating emotional music that will haunt and hypnotize the listener. If you are a fan of ambient music that is quite straightforward and not extremely complex, this is an album that should be in your collection.

Band: Fleshgod Apocalypse Album: King

Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Release: February 5th, 2016

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Genre: Symphonic/Technical Death Metal

Country: Italy

Rating: 90/100

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