Machina Coeli are a solo project from Italy that plays a very dark and atmospheric form of ambient and this is a review of his 1999 album "Finitior Visus Mostri" which was released by Masked Dead Records.
A very dark and atmospheric drone starts off the album along with some ambient soundscapes a few seconds later while you can also hear field recordings in the background and the music also gets more diverse and organic after a few seconds and the music can be very experimental and avant garde at times.
Elements of neo classical music can be heard in the music at times and the synths also use a variety of many different sounding keys and the drum programming also gives the music more of an epic and medieval atmosphere that is very close to a fantasy movie soundtrack and you can also hear some militant elements being utilized at times which also gives the music more of a war like atmosphere.
All of the songs sound different from each other and all of the songs are instrumental and there is also a brief use of percussion's and traces of folk music can also be heard in some parts of the songs and spoken word parts are added onto the outro along with some melodic guitar leads that add in a touch of jazz.
Machina Coeli played a style of dark ambient on this recording that was very diverse mixing in elements of dungeon synth, militant, neo folk and classical to create a very original sounding that is all instrumental while the production sounds very dark yet powerful at the same time.
In my opinion Machina Coeli are a very great sounding dark ambient solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dawn" and "Towards Orion (Gentle Giant)". 8 out of 10.