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SKRIKA - New Album Out Soon; Two Tracks Avaialble For Streaming

English dark ambient project of sound designer and producer Monty Adkins, Skrika, will release on 20th July, his first album on Cryo Chamber, Fifth Nature, a tour de force of cinematic sound design and dark brooding soundscapes. Fifth Nature is the first of a series of albums set in the far distant future. Over centuries, failed technological attempts to restore balance to the Earth have left it blackened and its ecosystems fragile. Its population is divided between the Lemmites who think that further synthetic biological intervention is the answer and the Atom Priesthood who worship the purity of nature.

As storms rage around her, Cerria, a synbio necromancer communes with spirits to foretell Earth's fate. Meanwhile, the high priest Atom-Yn sings of the blood moon tetrad and the end of days. Gradually the vast network of machines that purify the atmosphere and enable life to continue on Earth grind to a halt. Desolation grips both Cerria and Atom-Yn as they try to save their followers. What ensues is the seventh extinction event, one in which both humans and all remaining life come under threat. Unable to survive on Earth any longer, Cerria and Atom-Yn reconcile and with a few brave souls take flight into the further most reaches of space seeking new planets to inhabit.

Fusing elements of post-apocalyptic, ritual and cinematic dark ambient Skrika’s sound is one that makes extensive use of heavily processed field recordings, found sounds and soft synths. As a trained chorister from an early age, he grew up performing in many of England’s most ancient cathedrals. A strong sense of ritual and architectural space pervades his work. Combining this ritualistic sensibility with a passion for dark, textural and dystopian soundworlds, Skrika invites listeners to lose themselves in these immersive sonic experiences. Two tracks from the upcoming album Fifth Nature are available for streaming and you can hear them in the player below. Link