The Edge of Architecture

by ProtoU

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Surrealistic H. Sapiens ProtoU's albums always feel special to me, same goes for this one. It doesn't feel that dark at all. But it does make me feel like while everything goes for the worst, you feel acceptance of the situation that it won't get better, and you will make the best of it. Its quite the interesting album that you don't want to miss out on. Favorite track: Falling Home.
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slc_winterized There's something I can't quite pinpoint about ProtoU that is in full effect on this particular album. Instead of summoning dreadful darkness and occult-ish themes in my mind, this is quite colorful and has a warm, unique, "safe haven" feel to it, in a very good way. The rich and ominous aspect of dark amient is there, yet it's shining in an all-new perspective of light in my humble eyes. I'll have to listen to it many more times to fully "get it", and that's a good thing :D
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darkcasey The Edge of Architecture is another high quality entry into ProtoU’s portfolio of layered, emotive dark ambient. The field-recordings and clever use of subtle effects, such as bubble-popping notes, makes each track a dark caress in a world that has gone to shit, but in which someone cares. Favorite track: Glass Fractals.
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Falling Home 07:00
Fracture 08:01
Hidden City 08:00


Sasha further explores the themes of her first collaboration album Earth Songs. While her album "Khmaoch" explored the roots of civilization, "The Edge of Architecture" probes into the future of the modern age.

Black gigantic buildings loom over our hubris as we reach for the unnatural with each new brick in the wall. The night reeks of dark fluid as flickering neon lights reflect on wet streets. Winds howl over a jungle of steel and shadows of automated builders creak in the distance.

Field recordings blend with deep drone and ethereal overlays on this immersive album. For lovers of Sasha's unique style of cold and warm ambient blended together into an emotional ride.

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released February 6, 2018

Written, Produced, Performed - Sasha Cats
Artwork & Mastering - Simon Heath


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