Sébastien Guérive’s new Omega Point is a cinematic soundscape – something that resembles a soundtrack to a recently rediscovered sci-fi noir thriller. The album oscillates between moments of tranquility and pure suspense, balancing the two fairly well but always keeping the listener wanting a bit more. The album starts out with a track that builds – and it not only builds in suspense, tension and amplitude but it also lays the foundation for the rest of the album. What follows are tracks that embrace dualities – dark and light, ambient and upbeat, minimalist and detailed.
Sébastien Guérive’s experience with acoustical instruments is apparent throughout the album – although Omega Point is comprised of mostly synthesizers it’s apparent that the timber and texture were obsessed over to achieve a color rich in harmonics. Although the album does have an 80s sound throughout, it never crosses that border being too processed or artificial, opting for the more natural and organic approach.
The album will be available March 19 on vinyl & digital (Atypeek Music / The Orchard).