TRYSTH - 'Soulchambers Reworked' (2016)

24 March 2016
TRYSTH - 'Soulchambers Reworked' (2016)
  • Лейбъл: Amek/Serpent Eve Records/Mahorka
  • Издаден: 2016
  • Aвтор: Никола Шахпазов
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Actually, this is not an album by TRYSTH.  

Rather, as the title itself implies, 'Soulchambers Reworked' is actually a collection of tracks by the sofia based post sludge trio re-imagined and re-done by a bunch of Bulgarian, Romanian and Belgian artists. We should use the term “remix album” although it might give some listeners the wrong idea of expecting some impotent dance music or at least a second rate White Zombie rip-off. 
 
And nothing could be further from the truth - 'Soulchambers Reworked' is in fact a series project that took and year and a half plus a dozen of artists to complete all of its aduio-visual aspects. Direction this little crew was Mytrip's Angel (also of the Leaver project, part of the Amek booking/label and the hardcore oriented For the Kids Booking) – he coordinated the progress of everyone's work as well as the balance of the final product.
 
Despite being so deliberately coherent, the remix album is by no means boring but rather dynamic, thanks to the input of 6 very different projects. 'Soulchambers Reworked' basically takes the original TRYSTH release 'Soulchambers' and hangs it head down, robbing it of its guitar heaviness and sludge hammering while instead injecting it with a heavy doze of noisy electronics and ambient. And while some of the remixes are easy to connect to the originals (like the opener 'Undying' as done by the Romanians Еnvironments, the Belgian actr Ashtoreth with its gloomy take on 'Chanelling Spines Of Snakes III' or the final track 'Ascend', which is actually a longer version of original album's intro 'Descend'),  while others are light years away (Modern Ghosts of The Road with their version of 'Sever The Stars'), and yet others take key elements of the TRYSTH tracks, rearranging them into completely new pieces of electronic music (Balkansky's Ivan Shopov does 'Weeping Orbits' while Vlado Kovachev of Cigaretta and Lovers of the Bomb reworks 'Ordeal Vision'). 
 
Perhaps the best thing about 'Soulchambers Reworked' is its depth – whether it's 10-minute long abstract ambient tracks or more constructed bits of electronic art, it comes out as splendid atmospheric listen that embraces you in its neat fuzzy haze, making it hard to walk away.

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