Boomkat Product Review:
LA duo Heliochrysum make sound design-heavy dark, cinematic ambience that feels as if it's engineered purely for Marvel movie teasers and AAA videogame intro sequences. Mixed by Ben Frost and mastered by Valgeir Sigurdsson.
'We Become Mist' is so expertly assembled in every conceivable way, from the lifelike industrial sound design to the "psilocybin technology" the duo used to enhance listening in psychedelic states, that it almost makes us desperate to hear something made badly. Seriously, bring out the dictaphone and kazoo, we're ready for low budget.
Michael Deragon and Daniel Lea's sci-fi soundscapes are brilliantly conceived, but so lavishly high-end and so familiar sonically from contemporary Hollywood and HBO/Amazon Prime prestige TV, that it's almost tiring to trudge through.
We get it, it's pitch-black, oppressively dark music for world building and end of days scenarios. Wack a ticking clock in why don't you and go full Hans Zimmer, we won't blame you.