The Holidays are at our door and MOZYK welcomes them with it's traditional The Ghost Of 3.13 album. Mihai Costea has perfected his style over the years, and we can clearly recognize him the second we hear the first notes. ''Afterimages'', his 4th LP on MOZYK, shares the vision of a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by an immutable gloom, refined as we wander around the frozen computerized carcasses resting in the snow and ashes. Forgotten and lost forever.
The opening track ''Dust'' enlightens our curiosity by its beauty, followed by ''Fall Out Of The Water'', which gives us the paste and tone of the ghostly universe at hand. Strangely, we feel at home, the signature soundtrack and acute warped beats of the artist plays along, and we want to know more, we want to feel more. ''Senescence'' and ''Porcelain'' gleam by their hypnotic breathing space, while the explosive ''Haze'' makes us wonder what kind of monster lures. ''Another Empty Room'' comforts us with its elegance after this intriguing maze but The Ghost Of 3.13 convulses back with ''12,410 Days Of Derealization'' and ''A Dark Place'', a somewhat accolade to his album ''Inwards''. Still, every song has its place and time, making a fascinating whole, from the enthralling ''Bones'' and ''How To Become Bitter'' to the closing song ''Lingering Farewell''.
This album could undoubtedly be the flawless artifact for a sci-fi decaying dystopia.
A definite must have for all The Ghost Of 3.13 and MOZYK fans out there or any electronic music lover.
released December 25, 2019
All tracks written and produced by Mihai Costea.
Artwork by Mihai Costea.
Guitars and vocals by Costas Ivanov on track no. 11.
Review by My Gloomy Machine.