|Middle Pillar presents
Poisoned Dreams is the third album from The Unquiet Void. Composer Jason Wallach has crafted an original score based upon the works of internationally renowned, cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, specifically the Cthulhu Mythos.
Here, Wallach provides a ritualistic instrumental accompaniment to the other-worldy aspect of Lovecrafts disturbing prose. Pieces are inspired by the stories: Dagon, The Call of Cthulhu, and The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Tribal, ritualistic, dark ambient - Poisoned Dreams are nightmares given digital form. Sinister sounds scratch in the dark as the album opens with A Troubled, Dream-Infested Slumber. A windy rainstorm parts to reveal eerie synths and percussive footfalls into the Cycopean Monolith.
As the album progresses different moods of mystery, wonder and terror unfold. The Ancient Gods are summoned by the chants of The Esoteric Order, a collaboration with Bryin Dall (A Murder of Angels, Lorettas Doll, Thee Majesty). We Shall Dive Down Through Black Abysses is a romantic journey through the ethereal soup of the dark subconscious. Finally all nightmares are manifested in Rlyeh Rerisen.
Poisoned Dreams is potent cocktail of intelligent nightmarish music, sure to appeal to fans of dark ambient experimental music akin to A Murder of Angels, Lustmord, and Zoar.
Quotes about The Unquiet Void:
§ Jason Wallach's The Unquiet Void is one of those rare projects that you just absorb upon first listening
pure, dark atmospherics, that take you to a whole other world, sometimes beautiful, sometimes frightening, but always compelling."
- Outburn Magazine
§ The Unquiet Void creates a fantastical musical region. Highly recommended to fans of ambient, atmospheric, apocalyptic dream music.
§ If you want to experience a dreamy angelic artist, then The Unquiet Void is your best bet. These are beautiful ambient songs that give me a brilliant radiant feeling.
§ The heavily effected music sweeps over you, seeps into you and takes you over. The Unquiet Void create dark ambient music in its purest form. I cannot think of another band that does it as effectively."
- Mike Vanportfleet (Lycia)
§ This atmospheric music resonates with hidden places in the brain. Useful to do creative work by, to have trance-like sex by, or to prepare for out of body experiences by. Cool stuff, I use it for writing."
- John Shirley (author of "Wetbones" and co-author of "The Crow" screenplay)