Dark ambient visionary Lustmord teams up with prolific UK experimental label Touch to present Dark Matter. Following 2013’s The Word as Power on Blackest Ever Black, the studio album was 15 years in the making and thus feels thoroughly well-conceived. It comprises of material the Welsh producer, real name Brian Williams, gathered from 1993 till 2003: NASA and various astronomy observatories across the US are amongst the sources of his audio library.
Centred around the idea that the universe mainly consists of dark energy, Dark Matter sounds the unknown beyond our imagination. Taking naturally occurring electromagnetic vibrations as a starting point, Williams used software to bring them into our range of audibility – the result is an unsettling galaxy of sonic interferences: crumbling avalanches of cosmic jets, interstellar plasma and molecules, crushing drones of radiation and flares from magnetars.