This is a review of a 3 way split between Portugal's Aires, Rui P. Andrade and Earthly Beasts which was released by Enough Records in 2014 and we will start off the review with Aires a 1 man band that plays a mixture of drone, ambient and field recordings.
His side of the split starts off with very dark sounding field recordings and drones and after awhile atmospheric sounding ambient effects start finding their way into the music with the song being over 10 minutes in length and all instrumental and after awhile synths start having more of a powerful presence on the track.and it also sounds like there are some voices in the background at times that are mixed down low in the mix.
Next up is Rui P. Andrade a solos artist that plays filed recordings based around guitars.
His side of the split starts off with distorted sounding drones which also have an avant garde feeling to them and the song is also another instrumental track that is over 10 minutes long and as the song progresses more elements of ambient and noise are brought into the track and as the song progresses the guitars start adding in more of a heavy drone metal sound.
Closing the split is Earthly Beasts a solo project that plays a mixture of ambient, drone and field recordings.
His side of the split starts off with a very dark sounding ambient drone mixed in with some distorted parts that come in and out and the song starts getting more louder and adds in elements of noise which are done on natural objects and the track also has an industrial feeling at times as well as being all instrumental and 9 minutes in length.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of ambient, drone and field recordings. 8 out of 10.