One of the best of 2014. For me, a big improvement on their first Ultimae album, Substans: more melodic, better structured and paced, less abstract and... I dunno, scattered than Substans. Substans owed a debt to Lifeforms-era FSOL, whereas this album sounds more like a tribute to Carbon Based Lifeforms or Miktek. And that's just fine by me. :)
Another great Ultimae release. The whole album has a swirling, watery feel to it. There's no gaps between the tracks, and the beats drift in and out like the tide.
Favorite track: Theory of Tides.
Embark upon [ Moon Pool ], let the float begin…
Bjarte Andreassen and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik invite you in a pure ambient story in 8 chapters. An album that will drive you further and deeper into sound. At times evanescent, ethereal , at times on a rolling ride.
Subtle blend of synthesis and organic instrumentations, Circular’s new album reveals the artists’ multi-genre inspirations, from the downtempo ballad, to minimalistc electro glide and the ambidrum’n’bass collaboration with Vincent Villuis / AES Dana. Delightful and astonishing!
[ Moon Pool ] is the third album on Ultimae by the Norwegian duo, who previously released on Origo Sound, famous for the Biosphere albums, and Section Records under moniker Molefonk. Thought out and conceived with an ear to refined details, it will stand as a landmark in Bjarte and Jostein’s musical production.
released July 3, 2014
All tracks written & produced by Bjarte Andreassen and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik - Calcium Studio (Norway).
Except "Imbrium" written & produced by Bjarte Andreassen, Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik and Vincent Villuis.
Mastering by Bjarte Andreassen & Vincent Villuis – Ultimae Studio (France).
inre070 - (C) & (P) 2014 Ultimae