Minimalistic synth tracks with occasional piano and field recordings layered in, Tales of The Frost is a solid ambient album. But, does it deliver a “pure vision of frigid polar ambience?” No, not really. There’s nothing on this album that particularly evokes an aura of winter, frost, cold or ice. Eislandschaft is a decent, minimalist dungeon synth project that’s using chilly, polar vibes as a gimmick to try and set them apart from all the other similar sounding ambient projects out there. It’s worth checking out if you’re into this type of music, just don’t expect to be transported to the North Pole.
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