This album is an attempt to psychologically portray the mind of a Patient Zero, wandering through their urban surroundings infected with the solar downturn at the Summer Solstice and tracking the advancement of symptoms as the sun goes from the height of its earthly power to its astronomical nadir. Feelings of old are transformed as the autumn progresses, infecting others and feeding back into the shared experience, changing perceptions and projecting a new reality as signifiers take on different and separate meanings.
Written throughout the six month period at times of lunar or solar significance and in multiple locations across the UK, each song portrays a thought, experience or mood of the time and place of its conception.
A true and faithful relation of the Sun's dark passenger.
I have never had such an album transport me to other dimensions as this one has. The album guides you on a psychedelic journey that starts out very organic and becomes more and more otherworldly... Evergreen
Fellow Bandcampers Dan and Sal put it very nicely: This definitely is ambient, but with a little more punch than normally comes with that label/genre. So, expect beautiful tone poems that nevertheless keep challenging the listener here and there.
I think many Rich/Reuter collaborations drowned in the wishlist, but this made it for good thanks to Markus / his iapetus label for the special Black Friday deal! Carsten Pieper
Amazing work from a criminally underrated project. The whole album is fantastic, but I particularly recommend "Gone in Silence," a masterful juxtaposition of anguish and beauty that still brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it, even after hundreds of listens over many years. Not only is it one of my favourite Skadi tracks - it's one of my favourite tracks in the entire dark ambient genre. Danica Swanson