Amethystium - Aphelion

Posted By: Arien
Amethystium - Aphelion

Amethystium - Aphelion
mp3 | 256 kbps | 2003 | 59 min | 107 mb
Genre: New Age, Electronic, Ambient

"While not without flaws, this second release from Amethystium, aka Oystein Ramfjord (a twenty-something producer from Norway), is another appealing assortment of trance/space/pop/new age textures that may not fully transport you to another dimension, but will set an interesting audio backdrop for the evening. Ramfjord creates inviting, slightly sweetened, slightly mysterious electronic atmospheres, all nudged along by polite grooves and an assortment of subtle, Enigma inspired audio totems (native flutes, Gregorian chant, Middle Eastern vocals). Amethystium is not quite a peer of Enigma, acting more like a mild-mannered distant relative. Stylistic comparisons to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark¸ Mythos, and even Vangelis are also likely to come to mind. Ramfjord's higher-pitched keyboard voices occasionally break the spell his music works hard to cast (as in "Garden of Sakuntala," a pity), but it's a tolerable glitch in this largely inviting 59-minute moodsetter, one that is almost identical in flavor to his debut Odonata." ~Terry Wood


01. Shadow to Light
02. Garden of Sakuntala
03. Exultation
04. Ad Astra
05. Gates of Morpheus
06. Autumn Interlude
07. Elvensong
08. Shibumi
09. Hymnody
10. Withdrawal
11. Berceuse

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Amethystium - Aphelion