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I Chaos : Spirit Of Faceless Time

Vaporous mists full of dark echoes, a voice that rolls like a thunderous storm in the distance, ice-cold atmosphere, cloudy horizon, the top of a mountain...

I Chaos has definitely a mineral nature: water, stone, moss, fog and gentle breeze, a primeval setting. To get all the sap of it, you'd almost have to listen to this debut album by dawn, lying back on the short grass of the Andean highlands where land and sky touch; the mind gets lost in the great cottony masses that move slowly in the fresh air. There is the place this music deserves, where time has slowed down, where even civilization stands aside.

I won't have to take a plane to this destination, the CD of I Chaos in the pocket, to go test its cathartic effects on the top of one of these inaccessible mountains; and I’d say that’s a good thing because it's already cold enough down in the valleys to freeze your balls off. No, happily for me,it just needs a good Ambient Doom album to travel far away, its evocative power easily opens the mind to this kind of exotic trip.

And I Chaos' music definitley has a very evocative power. It invokes these kinds of impressions for me, while someone else will feel something different. It’s the strength of the genre: it becomes a vehicle for the imagination. The Holy Formula, now on sale in every supermarket of Doom, is this: ethereal keyboards, voices from beyond the grave, comatose drumming and buzzing guitars. That's all; it’s next to nothing and still, it becomes awesome when the balance is correctly achieved. Here it is, absolutely.

Reviewer's rating: 7/10


Tracklist :
1. Spirit Of Faceless Time

Duration : Approx. 38 minutes.

Visit the I Chaos bandpage.

Reviewed on 14-05-2009 by Bertrand marchal
Rotten Copper
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