Cultartes presents Ascuns (en: ‘Hidden’), the new album of Romanian experimental band Environments. The project containing 8 tracks is going to be released on 14th of November at Control Club (Bucharest). The band, including Ștefan Panea, Alex Ghiță and Marius Costache is active since 2011, and had its first European tour last year. They opened shows for international artists such as Tim Hecker or Amenra.
The first track of the album is a sample of powerful, uplifting atmosphere which takes you in a journey through the hidden part of your subconscious. Its main purpose is to eradicate the usual states of mind and replace them with a range of high-level, almost transcendental emotions. The ambient side of the track does its trick, though the real feature that completes the puzzle is the guitar.
That’s my verdict after just listening to the first track. The odds were that I’m already an experimental post-rock dilettante, so the album got me without much effort.
Promoted by the Dunk!Records (a well-known Belgian label with exclusive approach on the post-rock area), “Ascuns” is, according to its producers, “a mix of ambient and experimental that fits the Belgians description”, and it will be promoted next year during an upcoming European tour.
“Ascuns” has been produced, mixed and recorded at Studio148 by Marius Costache (also known for his collaborations with COMA, Lucia, EMIL and more). Other artists who contributed to this album: Horațiu Șerbănescu, Costin Chioreanu, Alexandru Seidiu.