Beautiful mix of subterranean atmospheres and beat-driven explorations. The second Bioloophorm album from Tomasz Szatewicz.
Bioloophorm : 2 is another set of mellow mood pieces from Subradial. “Mazuria” immediately pulls you in the mood with its irresistible loops and beats. “Dusk” clangs about darkly in the mist, with some mild static thrown in at the end. “Traveling” rides in on a tribal beat with modern synths shuffling alongside. Didgeridoo joins in for a while, then the tune abruptly changes to a stuttering edgy beat, the music becoming increasingly abstract toward the end. “Countdown to Freeze” is calm synthesizers before changing to ticking clocks. A fairly static piece from then on, it is oddly compelling nonetheless. “Conmaje” clocks in at over 15 minutes, starting with soft white noise and a low shimmering drone. Mechanized voice-like samples dissolve into the mix indistinguishable. Children are in the background playing, birds are singing, the mood is light. But then the proceedings turn decidedly dark as the music, children and birds all fade to black, leaving only churning restless wanderings of sound. Water swishes and tosses about with melancholy strings. The birds eventually return, but the mood remains on the somber side. The sonic variety entertains as it assembles itself in seemingly patchwork fashion. “Misty Hills/Metamoor” features nicely layered tribal textures to bring the disc to a close.
-- Phil Derby / Electroambient Space