New York's Gridfailure have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of a mixture of ethereal, ambient and abstract soundscapes and this is a review of his self released 2017 ep "When The Lights Go Out Vol. One".
Dark ambient soundscapes and drones start off the ep while female vocals can also be heard in the background along with the music also getting very experimental and avant garde at times and after awhile spoken word parts are also added into certain sections of the recording.
When percussion it utilized it gives the music more of a tribal feeling while some tracks also mix in elements of harsh noise along with some theremin's also being utilized at times and as the ep progresses guitars, synths and keyboards can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as the music capturing the atmosphere of a horror movie soundtrack.
On this recording Gridfailure creates more of a horror movie orientated soundtrack while still mixing in elements of ethereal, ambient and experimental music and the production sounds very dark.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Gridfailure and if you are a fan of dark ambient, drone and horror soundscapes, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "It Came From In There" "The Path" and "Howling Breed". 8 out of 10.