Released 7/7/17, DarkScapes Volume Two from musician, composer & visual artist Circuit scream is the second in a series of five vaguely-defined concept albums that feature dark ambient, electronic, orchestral compositions, and soundscapes.
The album’s 16 tracks (13 proper plus 3 bonus tracks) showcase more orchestral compositions and electronica production than its predecessor, DarkScapes Vol. 1 ; but even from the first single – the upbeat, bordering-on-synthpop “United Citizens of the Wastelands” -to the somber violin & cello washes of “Aeons“, the tracks still feature their fair share of soundscapes, synths, glitch-fx & samples, and harsh pixel-generated noisescapes to provide the dark ambient underpinning expected of a DarkScapes release.
While the story element of the DarkScapes series still isn’t fully revealed, the album suggests a narrative backdrop of a fantastic journey through strange alien worlds and encounters with creatures beautiful and bizarre.
The Standard Edition includes 3 bonus tracks, a digital booklet, and desktop and phone wallpapers.
- DeadZone 05
- The Machines of War
- United Citizens of the Wastelands
- Harsh Language
- DeadZone 06
- Outpost 54
- DeadZone 07
- Traveler at the Gates
- Star Decay
- DeadZone 08
- The Lonely March
- The Machines of War (Orchestral Demo) (Bonus Track)
- Drift (Ambient Version) (Bonus Track)
- The Plains of Aros (Bonus Track)