Life Garden And Voice Of EyeThe Hungry Void - Volume Two: Air

Label:Cyclotron Industries – VOID 002, Agni Music – VOID 002
CD, Album
Style:Dark Ambient, Tribal, Experimental



Companies, etc.

  • Glass Mastered AtDADC – DIDX-037429



Album title in booklet: The Hungry Void: Vol.II Air

All sounds on this recording were created though live group improvisation using a wide variety of instruments, female / male voices, and live digital loops, all modified with various multi-effect processors.
No keyboards or samplers were used.

Recorded live in performance and in the studio May - July 1994.
Edited and mixed November 1994.

"Dreams Seem Like These..."

C&P 1995

Printed in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): DIDX-037429 1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L330
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 502D


  • bonnicon's avatar
    This album is a seamless hybrid of studio & live recording of a collaboration between two of the most interesting and inspired groups working in atmospheric music today. The easiest comparison would be to DEAD CAN DANCE circa "Into The Labyrinth", combining eerie atmospheric voices & floating haunted sounds with relentless ethnic rhythms creating a trance-like effect, a journey through spirit-peopled Arabian nights. The way the sounds and voices weave gently against and between each other makes it sound curiously like LULL at their most passive, albeit a gentler, more seductive, less alienating sound. The journey through the varying sections of this ongoing series of soundscapes is a smooth one, like travelling fast over a long distance, noticing small but significant changes in the panorama, where rambling rural areas give way to evidence of urban life, where rocky or barren places become flat and verdant. It's a progression through someone else's dreams; a journey through territories terraformed by the combined imagination of six people - a group of artists who paint not so much with sound as with suggestion and imagery stimulated BY sound. The rhythm of track #9 is overdriven, surrounded by distorted noise, but keeps the rich floatation-tank atmosphere before plunging back into the haunted drone-laced substrata. Although there are no actual tracks listed, the album spans over 74 minutes and is divided into 10 connected slices. Similarly the collaborative efforts of the two groups work flawlessly together to create an album which might be described as symbiosis in action. Individually they're both impressive creators of an ambient mysticism which envelops and seduces the listener - combined they are a Power, a force of Ethno-Ambient wonderment. This album comes highly recommended, as does it's predecessor. Let this beautiful, slightly disquieting music slip velvet-like from your speakers - submit to the seduction.

    Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.
    • Alastis's avatar
      Edited 16 years ago
      This is quite rare case for ambient/experimental genre - as stated in the sleeve notes, no samplers or electronic instruments were used in the creation of this record. Believe me - its really hard to tell that its true, since there are all sorts of complex effects and layered sounds which might take a lot of time to create without modern equipment.
      On to the record - it starts with the tribal beat and sounds quite dreamy overall. There are, however, moments when listener is taken on a journey a-la Zoviet-France - scary, unpredictable and downright frightening choirs and sounds abound.


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