Taphephobia are a solo project from Norway that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of drone and dark ambient and this is a review of his 2018 album "Ghostwood" which was released by Cyclic Law.
Ambient style synths and soundscapes start off the album while flutes are also added into some parts of the recording along with some field recordings as well as most of the tracks being instrumentals and all of the songs also sound very different from each other and the music also gets very atmospheric at times.
A great amount of atmospheric drones can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while some songs also bring in a small amount of clean guitars which also gives the music more of a haunting atmosphere and some of the tracks are long and epic in length and on song introduces rain and thunder sounds onto the recording as well as some electric guitar noises and as the album progresses a brief use of voices, spoken word parts and whispers can also be heard.
On this recording Taphephobia plays a musical style that takes drone and dark ambient and mixes them together to create a very atmospheric sounding recording, the production sounds very dark while the song themes focus on the paranormal and darkness.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Taphephobia and if you are a fan of drone and dark ambient, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ghostwood" "Ghost Of Him" "Thunder Over The Boardwalk" and "Fragility, Secrets And Revelations". 8 out of 10.