Inner Vision Laboratory is a musical project from the Polish artist Karol Skrzypiec, who describes his music as ‘basically industrial dark ambient, also including elements of ethnic music, classical music, et al.”
The album “was three years in the making when they were searching for a common language and fiddling with sonic matter”.
The result is a cohesive, symbiotic album that – like the cover – deals with Beauty as well as with Darkness.
The seven untitled tracks all convey vast desolate (mostly industrial) landscapes, sometimes haunted by the ghosts of previous inhabitants.
It’s only near the end of the album, in the second half of the last track, that suddenly an unexpected string theme emerges, just in time to release the tension that was built up in the preceding 45 minutes.
“AMBIT” might pull you out of your comfort zone somewhat, but it is also refreshingly touching.
Unsettling, but also beautiful.