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Rooted in Black Metal, Grimrik (Berlin, Germany) bends its side genre "Dungeon Synth" to the max and delivers an atmospheric journey across time and space, perfectly integrating various influences like Berlin School, Synthwave & Dark Ambient. This album is to be considered as a whole otherworldly trip, constantly climbing towards an unexpected climax and leaving you behind in a state of relaxation and enlightenment.
Deluxe Vinyl edition in a heavy cardboard sleeve with partial glossy print.
Black vinyl remains unlimited untill September 20th.
- A1. Im Nebel (04:35)
- A2. Teleportiert (Exposition) (01:57)
- A3. Durch das schwarze Loch (00:55)
- A4. Teleportiert (Reprise) (04:57)
- A5. Ankunft (02:44)
- A6. Der erste Kontakt (04:51)
- B1. Vor dem Sprung (04:28)
- B2. Im freien Fall (album version) (06:50)
- B3. Die magische Leere (01:23)
- B4. Vorsichtige Schritte (02:33)
- B5. Letzte Zweifel (03:18)
- B6. Erkenntnis (01:21)
- B7. Erlösung (04:05)
In a nutshell, this is a masterfully crafted, engaging yet slowly unwinding epic album.
Grimrik boldly steps into new realms of existence here and masterfully brings the audience along with him for a journey that should not be missed.
The Sirens Sound
Grimrik explores the depths of synthesizers with splendid intelligence. The album is stunning, gorgeous, surprisingly beautiful and absolutely elegant. I don’t have anything to compare it to.
A sonic exploration of the boundaries that separate worlds, Berlin's Grimrik blends amazing synthwork with a cosmic sense of scope. The 80's retro sounds evoke Vangelis and Moroder, while the dark atmospherics harken back to the likes of Wongraven and era I Mortiis.
Grimrik uses a variety of more futuristic tones and textures, á la mid-career Tangerine Dream or even Williams‘ Terminator 2 theme, to take you somewhere unexpected and without being overtly sci-fi or venturing too far outside of his home genre.