From beyond the illusion, Simon Heath brings us another chapter in his dark ambient epic. With this ominous release, he takes us to the origins: the primordial metropolis and into the void where the creator abandoned us. Ripe with otherworldly soundscapes, dusty field recordings and a meticulous attention to technical quality, this album stretches the boundaries of dark ambiance and imparts our id with a raw slab of flesh to digest.
– 72 minutes of dark ambient produced for 24 bit playback
– 6 page HD booklet
– 17 page digital book The Untold Associated Collections
“For all the deep immersion and unique nature present here, I think there are still levels to be tapped. There were a few moments—a few instances of piano, points where the distorted speech was a tad overdone, and one strange sequence of discordant trumpeting—where I felt the artificiality increase, drawing me out of the rapt state the album imposed upon me. I also found the breaks between tracks to also disrupt the spell, and like with past Atrium Carceri releases, in some cases, the tracks are too short—a tribute to how well they work, yes, but they tend to end just as their effect is reaching its climax. Some of the track titles are typical for the genre and risk directing the experience a bit too much as well. I have to wonder if The Untoldhad been one flowing track, like Cryo Chamber‘s collaborative Cthulhu release, its effect would have been even stronger. But I’m nitpicking here, which means I’m talking about something great. The Untold offers an audio journey unlike just about any other album I’ve heard. It is equal parts calming and thrilling, with a constant sense of discovery and anticipation. Its darkness is never too malevolent, and is always mysterious. The Untold is consistently true to its vision while moving in unexpected ways. Simon Heath hasn’t just provided an exceptional listening experience—he’s opened a doorway into a new realm. And there are still untold regions to explore.”