Cementation Anxiety – ‘Outpour’ EP

Art by Alexander Zorn

Exploring “the dynamics of repression and catharsis,” the Outpour EP is a gripping ambient release from Cementation Anxiety. Guitar-driven atmospherics emanate from the project of Kyle Nelson, who is from the northern NJ/NY area. Much of the compositions were done with the Squire Bass VI, and there’s a a chilling, textured quality that resonates throughout this compelling release, emphasizing the balance of experiences, and how the fine line between stability and instability becomes prevalent as one engages with their own emotional state.

“Consumes the Room” opens the album with gradual enticement, exuding an icy soundscape with its ghostly whirring and warm, rain-like ambience. The subsequent “Subdue” initially appears with similarly sparse beauty, though escalates patiently into gorgeous hints of effervescence, reminding at points of Burial’s production. “Chemical Resort” also balances an unsettling, nocturnal tint with sporadic glimmering insertions. The Outpour EP is a riveting atmospheric showcase from Cementation Anxiety, whose second album, AGNOSIAREIGN, is due to release this month on Black Artifact.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Obscure Ambient.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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