Soma - _The Inner Cinema_
(Extreme Records, 1996)
by: Adrian Bromley (9 out of 10)
I would give this record a ten, but then that would require everyone to drop what they are doing and go out and buy it. This is one of the best ambient/noise/extreme records I have ever heard. Before purchasing this record at a used CD store, I had never heard of the band. Now I want all their material. Floating with mind-altering sounds and visions, Soma's material takes on a life of its own as it slowly picks up momentum and grabs hold of the listener with numbers like "Stygian Vista", "Baal", "Rise from Agartha", and "Endless". We are whisked away into an imaginative piece of space and time that has Soma's material being the theme music. Flavored with keyboards, jazz, industrial, and multiple noise effects, Soma's _TIC_ cuts and pastes onto a blackboard for us the making of an acid dropper's awesome trip - even possibly envisioning a good high. This is mind music. To sum this album up into one description: a pleasantly sedate voyage into one's mind. Awesome.

(article published 4/2/1997)


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