The Greek God of Time is back with a fresh new piece of the puzzle for us to contemplate. Chronos is a name that has been becoming more and more recognizable in the psychedelic music scene over the past few years, especially since the release of the massively powerful album, Steps to the Great Knowledge (Sunline, 2007). Soundmute Recordings has a great knack for releasing great two-track digital EPs, boasting tracks from artists such as Asura, Side Liner, and Carbon Based Lifeforms to name a few, so expect no less with this one.
Natus In Spiritus delivers the kind of sound we’ve come to expect from Chronos a.k.a. Nick Klimenko: solemn, mysterious, epic, and intense. Archronon starts with eerie ambience & subtle tribal rhythms and builds into a heavy slow break beat with a dramatic rave lead blessing the beat. It provokes me to think big thoughts about the future of the world we know, the inevitable change we all must face, and the unseen dimensions eternally floating on top of ours. Sacral Meetings continues along the same thread but a little faster and dreamier; the way he parries a melodic riff with electric sound FX sounds like the ghosts of psytrance past.
It has been interesting thus far to follow our friend Chronos through his musical development. This EP along with other single track releases have me on the edge of my seat in anticipation for a new full length album.