Sky Burial is the other dark audio experimental project of one Michael
Page who a few months ago released a new album with his main project Fire
in the Head. Where Fire in the Head is mostly noise/power electronics/ambient
music, Sky Burial leaves the noisy tendencies behind in favor of just
a dark ambient sound. Using treated field recordings made in temples and
caves in Laos plus the usual synthetics found in ambient music, ‘Spectrehorse’
is one really ominous creation.
While Michael describes his project as a droning ambient sound I think
it’s a bit more than that. The songs have a bit more going on then
most other experimental ambient projects out there, with odd unexplainable
sounds in the background, minimal percussion sounds, absolutely menacing
ambiance and for the most part a bit more active climatic feelings present.
All things considered Spectrehorse is another excellent ambient release
in 2006 and as such is definitely recommended for the ambient enthusiasts