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Hierophlex Absolutely epic atmosphere and massive sounds...! This beautiful album forces you to ponder on the conflict between man and nature; a futile struggle. Favorite track: Quintessence.
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Jacques vd Himst What a beauty of a records, seagulls, voices of angels, and heavy atmospheric thunder, all in a slow, threatening pace, but fitting perfectly together. Quite overwhelming.
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Panagiotis Krokidas Shrine artist is back on top form. This is less dark and more etherial, closer to the sound of Celestial Fire. I think he pulled it off here, and toped his best works. This is a masterpiece of alien, otherworldly sound with notes of ritualistic sounds.

It is one of the best ambient-based albums I heard this year.

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Shrine debuts on Cryo Chamber with the wall of sound heavy album Quintessence

In a world like this where the fundamentals of creation and the origin of life still remain beyond the scope of rational comprehension, this album will take you on a metaphysical journey into the primordial chaos of the building blocks of the Universe. It is based on the concept of the Four Elements - Earth, Water, Wind, Fire, plus the Fifth Element, Quintessence, which here represents the abiogenesis, and organic life itself.

Each track is here named after a specific Element and the titles are in Old Greek with Latin transcription. A rich texture of field recordings play carefully against strange instruments and haunting voices against a massive wall of drone.

Recommended for fans of textural walls of sound.


released October 1, 2019

Written, Produced, Performed, Mastered by Shrine
Artwork by Shrine & Simon Heath


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