Reaching for somewhere between this world and outer space is the reason for our review now. We go back a few months for a release we’ve been meaning to cover for a bit. So today we have for you Infinite Horizon by Phantom Ship
Phantom Ship is the dark ambient/drone project of Italian artist Roberto Faloci.
From Bandcamp: “Travel Diary of Phantom Ship within a super massive black hole”
Let me be clear about something. I would never challenge the view of the artist. But even most artists (especially ambient artists) I think would tell you that this music leaves the imagination completely open to interpretation. Me personally, I don’t get a sense of “travel” when listening to this. What I DO get a sense of, however, is the opening of a supernatural gate and a 360 degree vantage point of a new world that lies somewhere between here and outer space. There is also a vastness about the recording, take for example in the track “Escape Pod,” that is really a limited vastness. In other words, let’s say you are in an extremely large warehouse in which you know there are walls but are in no position to see the end.
The production on Infinite Horizon is pristine and the artist makes excellent use of all recording techniques to create the environment that is the result; the layering, the left/right channel panning etc.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… some of the best and most unique dark ambient/drone work is coming out of Italy and Iran right now.. Phantom Ship is no exception to the rule. I for one am looking forward to where the Phantom Ship takes us next.
Infinite Horizon is available as a limited edition CD as well as digital download. Also please check out the other fantastic albums that Phantom Ship has available. Help spread the word that there is something special going on in Italy.