January 14th, 2010
Blackdaylight (Thomas McCauley) has graced the net-label community again with a third release on Stigae Music, The Nin9. Consistent with his previous releases (The Second Season Mix, Live, Attack Of The Extravagant Minimalist) is Black’s ability to pull of “easy listening” with sonic heaviness – the perfect compromise for those who love both ambient and beat driven music. A down-tempo drudgery of pulsating 808s amidst thick chords and textural noise makes The Nin9 akin to sinking in an ocean of velvet. Personal favorite selections include “October Rain” and “Noveaux Vertigo”. Close to home are the use of samples from Lokua’s Water-Rock on tracks that are basically retitled remixes (“Climate Of Chaos”, “Into The Oblivion Of Acheron”, “(While She Slept) He Dreamt”).