Iurta are a duo from Portugal that plays a mixture of dark ambient and drone and this is a review of their 2017 album "Notes Towards A Mental Breakdown" which was released by Cyclic Law.
Field recordings and drones start off the album along with some ambient soundscapes a few seconds later and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with most of the music being instrumental while some tracks also add in elements of harsh noise and when synths are utilized they give the songs a more dark atmosphere.
A lot of the tracks sound different fro each other which also gives the music more variety and one track also brings in the use of non traditional instruments and on some songs the music gets more experimental and avant garde.
Iurta plays a musical style that takes noise, dark ambient and drone and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark while the song themes are inspired by dystopia and the writings of J.G Ballard and A. Tarkovski.
In my opinion Iurta are a very great sounding mixture of dark ambient and drone and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Organic Units" "Spinal Levels" "Fragmentation Field" and "Illuminated Man". 8 out of 10.