Review: Since the release of critically acclaimed full-length A Step In The Dark two years ago, Brock van Wey has gone back to his DIY roots, sticking out a couple of ultra-limited, home-made sets via CD-R and digital download. Epilogues For The End of The Sky marks his return to leading Italian ambient stable Glacial Movement, and is undoubtedly one of his most consistently strong albums for some time. As you'd expect, the ambient tracks pulse and shimmer with wintery beauty, while the more drone-inclined outings are impressively atmospheric and otherworldly. As the album progresses, van Wey turns his hand to ultra-deep techno, underpinning his fluid melodic movements with the distinctive 4/4 pulse of club-focused workouts.
Review: Not all albums need a concept, but inspiration helps. In the case of this first collaborative full-lenth from Brock Van Wey and Scott Morgan, it seems to be Milton's "Paradise Lost" and the words of Thegony Hesiod. A touch grandiose, perhaps, but there's something beautifully intense, glacial and otherworldly - hallmarks of both men's work - about Erebus. Built around the twin attractions of wide-eyed synthscapes and production that maximizes space - sparse elements created to sound enormous, as if recorded in a cathedral - the album seemingly shimmers with ambient simplicity. There are reflective moments - see the tumbling pianos of opener "Aether" - but for the most part it's a spine-tingling journey into the touchy-feely potential of drone.