Zero Times Everything – Sonic Cinema (ZXE Music, 2017)
Sonic Cinema is a fascinating sound exploration album by Zero Times Everything. The three musicians create a magical world of cinematic sounds that draw influences from various progressive music genres.
The album opens with the industrial sounds of “And Now This.” It’s followed by “Events in a Field” a mix of ambient and minimalist electronics.
On track 3, “Led” Zero Times Everything plays a mix of hard rock riffing and progressive rock lines.
Next is “Accident,” where you’ll find a mix of ambient sounds, effects, drones and distorted guitar.
“Natron 40” presents mysterious mechanical sounds and progressive rock-style guitars.
The eerie track 6, “Ghost” reveals hypnotic enveloping sounds and odd beats.
On track 7, “Kapital” the influences turn towards Berlin and Dusseldorf, with trance like Berlin-style sequencers, symphonic passages and robotic voices.
“Vox Populi” features a cacophony of sounds and voices with underlying sequences and string synths.
Track 9, “Schizoid” introduces nightmarish sounds, child voices and increasingly high pitched psychedelic guitars.
The album concludes with “The Cathedral of All Saints” where you hear a childlike organ sound and reverberating synths that morphs into deep ambient electronica.
The lineup includes Richard Sylvarnes on Kaoss pads, loops, synths, rhythms, guitars, and vocals; Pietro Russino on guitars, loops, and violin; and Tony Geballe on guitars, synths, and loops. Special guest: Sønje Sylvarnes on vocals.
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