Midnight Odyssey "Echoes Of A Celestial Ruin" 3XCD
Waiting for the last chapter of the ambitious “Biolume” trilogy, Australia’s MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY also bring to fruition their space ambient trilogy, started in 2020 and inspired by the sci-fi narrative of the 70s. Entirely instrumental and imbued with wonderful cosmic melodies, a MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY’s trademark also in their most famous atmospheric metal incarnation, “Echoes from a Celestial Ruin” collects the two monumental albums (“Ruins of a Celestial Fire” and “Ashes from a Terrestrial Fall”) already available through Bandcamp, and the last, unpublished chapter of the trilogy, “Echoes from a Thalassic Deep”. This time, the enveloping charm of Dis Pater’s music meets darker narrative themes than usual, where the idea of a journey to discover vanished alien civilizations seems to cast a disturbing shadow on the toxic and violent reality of our days. “The themes are about ruined civilizations,” sole member Dis Pater explains; “there is no real narrative, the song titles and album artwork will hopefully enable your own imaginations to run wild and fill in the lines in between. As I watch the world around us today, I can’t help but feel we are on the verge of becoming one of these ruined civilizations. No real advanced life-forms, but fragments of what once was."