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Ambient Single Review: "Biodome" by Living Pictures

Karl is a longtime freelancer who's passionate about music, art, and writing.


Living Pictures’ Biodome has an overgrown, green lushness to it as it unfolds. Hissing, steady dripping creates a moist sound to open the track. Creatures skitter and chirp off in the distance. Low droning synth flows as rich natural sounds flit and float. Watery noises and high, strange chitinous sounds rustle and hollow drums reverberate.

Now the drums burst and drive while xylophone-like synth carries a skipping, fluttering melodic pattern. Reverent choral sounds drift below the tinkling xylophone as lush, low synth moves underneath wandering higher sounds wth a lost feeling. Trembling noise vibrates and xylophone flits through in intertwining notes.

Rich choral sounds grow and the track fades on muffled drums and thick hissing sound along with a crunching scrape. This is music that is heavy with atmosphere and sensation, weaving a sonic tapestry that immerses the listener. It evokes the song’s title and leaves me feeling like I’d explored its environment.

© 2022 Karl Magi

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