Saturday, 17 September 2016

Soma – The Inner Cinema (1996)


Country: Australia

1. Stygian Vista 07:26
2. Arcane 05:43
3. The Golden Dawn 05:58
4. The Drunken Atlantean 03:36
5. Baal 06:07
6. The Collector 05:43
7. Risen From Agartha 06:11
8. Antediluvian 04:27
9. Alchemical Nuptial 08:38
10. Shambhala 04:44
11. Endless 05:00

Soma was an instrumental, electronic/organic/cinematic project 
featuring the talents of Australian composers David Thrussel, of Black Lung and Snog fame,
and Pieter Bourke known from his collaborations with Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance.
The music of Soma is built on the relationship and alliance between 
melodic/danceable structures and masses of various "found" sounds.
The overall effect invokes a cascade of B-grade psychological/horror/thrillers, spaghetti westerns,
strangely political sci-fi films and a vast volume of the finest conspiracy literature.
The duo began working together in 1993 when Thrussell approached Bourke 
about the possibility of remixing some tracks of Bourke's band Eden.
The Eden remixing sessions yielded the first Soma compositions. 
Soma developed into a full-time project when Bourke moved in with Thrussell 
after a fire had destroyed his flat, allowing the two more time to work together.
Their debut self titled album was released in 1993 followed by "Hollow Earth" in 1994 
and featured most of the tracks of "Soma" album slightly revised and was well-received critically.
In 1996 they released "The Inner Cinema" album that was issued, like their previous one, on Extreme Records.

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