Veteran sci-fi music producers Cybernetika (Lars Goossens) and Xenofish (Christian Becker), both from Germany, hereby introduce their collaborative project, Cryomatter, with a self-titled debut album from Ektoplazm. Featuring a multi-dimensional exploration of many different musical genres, the album tells the story of an alien form of matter threatening the integrity of our universe itself..
“On the far side of the galaxy, inside a frozen nebula, a new form of raw crystalline matter revealed itself to the human eye. This cryomatter, as we named it, entered our dimension through a quantum rift. It was discovered that this strange substance was designed to eliminate all movement and progress, to put the universe into stasis and to collapse time itself.
Before the stasis began a small team of scientists managed to escape through the rift where they discovered a world beyond their comprehension. Isolated from the effects of the cryomatter, they discovered its source and the powers that control it. In their desperate search for a way to reverse the effect, they managed to find a way to banish the cryomatter and end the stasis.
Through millions of dimensional rifts, this so-called anti-cryomatter was released into our universe…”
All tracks written and produced by Cybernetika (Lars Goossens) and Xenofish (Christian Becker). Track 3 and 4 written and produced by Cybernetika. Track 7 and 8 written and produced by Xenofish. Mastering and artwork by Xenofish.
01 - Cryomatter - Intro (150 BPM)
02 - Cryomatter - The Collapse Of Time (150 BPM)
03 - Cybernetika - Physical Limit (135 BPM)
04 - Cybernetika - Chrono Wave (143 BPM)
05 - Cryomatter - Lunar Maze (124 BPM)
06 - Cryomatter - Reassembly (182 BPM)
07 - Xenofish - Shifted Machines (190 BPM)
08 - Xenofish - Twisted Horizon (170 BPM)
09 - Cryomatter - Cold Dark Matter (175 BPM)
10 - Cryomatter - Conversion (200 BPM)
11 - Cryomatter - Decaying Timelines (100 BPM)
12 - Cryomatter - Azure Particles (138 BPM)
13 - Cryomatter - 7-Dimensional Stasis (170 BPM)
As shown in the G59 thread, here's the collaboration album between these two artists. It doesn't include some collabs they did (like Fragmented from G59, and I was waiting for a remastered version of that); there is instead the proper legit release of Chrono Wave from EXU2 Batshit Insane (Map 15).
This album is very alien and darkblue as fuck but what sets it apart from regular Cybernetika albums is that it's very "story-driven". Most of the tracks follow each other like if the whole thing is mixed and half of the release is build-up / ambient interludes, without many core tracks. It's more akin to Xenofish's stuff, and more toward filmscore category.
The sequence of tracks is indeed very true to the album's story description; story itself deals with something blue that wants to stop the universe and time-related matter - stuff that immediately reminds me of G59 actually, lol.
So bottom line, yes it's great but the music feels specifically made for the album and it makes only mostly sense if you want to listen multiple tracks at once instead of a single one. Chrono Wave seems to works perfectly standalone, the other songs may be weird without the surrounding interludes.
Genres featured are drum'n'bass, psybreaks, full-on twilight, ambient and a bit of hard techno. Release is of course completely free and it's available on lossy and lossless formats.