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// Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sonic Verse: Review of Celldweller's Transmissions Vol. 01

Released today (2014.12.23) exclusively through FiXT, Celldweller's Transmissions Vol. 01 is a collection of instrumentals showcasing Celldweller's more synth-centric, ambient, and noise-scape sides.

Several of Transmissions Vol. 01 tracks were first made available under the banner of Because I Can (BIC) via Celldweller's YouTube channel. (The BIC YouTube series has been renamed to Transmissions.)

I enjoyed the BIC/Transmissions tracks when connected, but was disappointed that I couldn't listen to the tracks offline, so kudos to Celldweller for releasing them in album format. (And at a reasonable price.)

I fully expect to have Transmissions Vol. 01 in my playlist rotation for quite some time.

For those looking for parallels or comparisons, here's my take (your mileage may vary)—

If you enjoy the Celldweller tracks "La Puerta Del Diablo," from Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head, Vol. 01, "Distants" and "Adrift on Celestial Seas," from Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head, Vol. 02, and "On the Surface of Scardonia" and "A Dystopian Utopia," from Blackstar Act One: Purified (Original Score), then this release is for you. (I really like the aforementioned Celldweller releases. They represents albums that are always in my active music library.)

If you're into Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber's project, Synaesthesia, and/or their Delerium albums between 1989 and 1994 (Morpheus through Spheres 2), then Celldweller's Transmissions Vol. 01 is likely to appeal to you.

About: Sonic Verse™ (SV) at insilentpassage.com highlights the music, music artists, and associated elements that I enjoy (e.g. release artwork, packaging, mythos). SV is also the container for my creative explorations related to the concept of "sonic verse."

Review Copyright 2014 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.
Album cover artwork copyright Celldweller.