“Il triste inverno animico”
Italy’s Pioggia d’ambra describes its new mini-album Il triste inverno animico as “depressive ambient,” and it is such a fitting description. Each track has an atmosphere that brings to mind the ambient sections of DSBM bands like Russia’s All The Cold and Epitimia and the depressive jam band Deep-Pression. Hollow guitar phrases occasionally ring out amongst a hazy, dark atmosphere of lush washes of sound, odd mechanical sighing, and processed industrial clanking, like a lost astronaut adrift in the swirling galaxy, or perhaps a death industrial Sigur Rós. Il triste inverno animico is an amazing exercise in the power of subtlety.