Snake Robot has created a prolific and varied collection of interesting sound with the SoundFireSilence series. Full of imagination and playfulness, encompassing many moods, these pieces are great examples of how a soundscape does not have to be ambient.
The electronic sound is simple and clean. Nicely balanced mixes provide a snapshot of novel sounds and instrumentation. The songs often seem driven and intense, and could provide excellent tension for cinematic uses, surely. Both volumes are filled with different worlds. Go visit some of them.
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