Bardspec is a solo project of Ivar Bjornsen of Enslaved and plays a mixture of ambient and industrial and this is a review of his 2017 album "Hydrogen" which will be released in June by By Norse.
Industrial style beats start off the album along with some ambient style synths that also gives the songs a more atmospheric feeling and after the intro clean and acoustic guitars are added onto the recording and most of the tracks a re very long and epic in length while t he solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion.
Tribal beats can be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and most of the musical is instrumental and as the album progresses the music starts getting more experimental along with spoken word parts and clean vocals also being used briefly and some of t he riffing also adds in a touch of metal.
Bardspec plays a musical style that takes ambient, industrial and krautrock and mixes in more guitars to create a sound of his own with only a small touch of metal and the production also sounds very professional.
In my opinion Bardspec are a very great sounding mixture of ambient and industrial and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bone" and "Salt'. 8 out of 10.