Label: Polymorphism Records Cat: PM002
Label: Polymorphism Records
Release date: 08/09/2020
For PM002, Antechamber ’s tectonic plate shifting grooves are carved into slabs of deep-dyed
Four new tracks bring uncompromising sounds for the mature palette. Antechamber’s sound
blends opposing feelings of claustrophobia with a bold transporting musicality that reveals 25
years of perfecting a craft.
The opener, Archaic Idol, is a rude awaking in a foreign land – and alludes to the iconoclasm
evident in the shattered panes of the cover artwork by Alcarcia.
Track two, Ossolstone lays down the foundations for the new reality. Sparse, rich reverb,
allowing the blocks to fall into place as the listener discovers and becomes acclimatized to the
new sonic reality. Opening with an exquisitely dense and profound synth we are plunged into a
landscape where Antechamber has free reign to show off skills.
Bordering on regimented syncopation, yet with enough space to allow the track to breathe.
Susurrus pulses in an organic sense, tapping into a primordial vision.
Remix duties are handled by Lemna (Japan) and Lakker (Ireland).
Lemna’s take on Archaic Idol opens up the sound. The emotional heart of the original is
maintained but with an unexpected direction that rewards the listener with lavish full range
Concluding the release, Lakker stamp their unmistakable mark on Ossolstone. A haunting
circular bass competes with high-end percussion.