Essentially an exploration of different spaces and different modes of energy, 'Terra Incognita' uses a distinctly analogue production and mastering design to lure the listener into a trance-like lullaby, a hypnotic state of altered consciousness if you will. At the same time though, the music plays with a direct expression of organic elements, earthing the listening experience, thus giving it a solid base. The sound of the album should be felt, should be lived. At maximum volume or at low volume, the experience is one of a beautiful paradox. A continous counterpoint of energy materializing and matter being transformed into energy.
Mellow washes alternate with sharp, almost piercing sounds, deep sub-tones alternate with hiss. Oubys' intention is to confront and subdue, to make space be felt and to translate and transmit energy.
released February 16, 2011
All tracks produced by Wannes kolf.
‘Terra Incognita’ was mastered by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
supported by 6 fans who also own “Terra Incognita lp”
I came to this album from Biosphere's ambient work. The first few tracks felt very 'of the era' but when I got to 'Tranquilizer' I knew I needed this album. Turn it up loud and let that bassline pummel you. Just bliss.
The ambient tracks on this album are lovely, although not as refined as his later work. The techno tracks (excluding the perfection of Tranqulizer) didn't age terribly well, though. Simon Chester