SPNet has been putting out a lot of dark ambient recently, from the droning magnificence and slow builds of Pollux, to the creepy haunting noisy atmospheres of W!DE Re:Ceiver and DraiÐ¸ CleaÐ¸er. Now Ryder Farms joins that company with Lost. Over its 39 minutes, Lost takes the listener on a journey, one where the direction may not always be clear (as the title implies), through dark, disturbing, and sometimes beautiful territory, filled with echo, subtle noise, often a muted mechanical beat, sparse vocal samples of prayers or screaming, and sometimes a breathtaking piece of melody, made all the more brilliant by its murky surroundings. The most vivid picture that comes to mind is of an abandoned factory, and this album would make a great soundtrack to a horror film set in such a place or one of those PeTA documentaries about the brutality of factory farming. Ryder Farms leads a(n) (un)guided tour through this abandoned factory, where the dark machinery looms, one's footsteps echo through the cavernous space, strange sounds of other things that are not supposed to be there drift from shadowed corners, and delicate beams of light filter through broken dirty windows. An odd composition that gets even better with repeated listening.
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