Saturday, March 01, 2008
Nostromo by SleepResearch_Facility
I just listened to an amazing record, Nostromo by SleepResearch_Facility.
This music is ambient. It is on the extreme experimental side of ambient, however. There is absolutely no rhythm or melody in it, just noise.
The music is inspired by the film Alien. At the start of this film, the spaceship Nostromo is drifting through space with the crew in deep sleep. The spaceship is quiet, but not silent, for we hear the sounds of machinery keeping it in motion and keeping the crew alive.
This album is made up of dronings, bleepings and humming. It creates the atmosphere of a computer-controlled electronic environment. It is highly relaxing music, but also quite thought-provoking.