ANMA – Limbus (Syncopathic.Recordings) // Free Download


Limbus started as a technical experiment and finally turned out to be an interesting listening experience. So i decided to make it available to the public as a free download.

Limbus Patrum is a selection of recordings based on self generating modular patches.

Limbus Puerorum is (besides some other elements) based on a set of steady chords, symmetrically cycling through all modes of the major scale and being animated by random scripts.

Recorded in Innsbruck, Austria between March and September 2019.

#ambient #random #experimental #noise #generative #sonic #improvisation #machine


Limbus, in Roman Catholic theology, the border place between heaven and hell where dwell those souls who, though not condemned to punishment, are deprived of the joy of eternal existence with God in heaven. 

Two distinct kinds of limbo have been supposed to exist: (1) the limbus patrum (Latin: “fathers’ limbo”), which is the place where the Old Testament saints were thought to be confined until they were liberated by Christ in his “descent into hell,” and (2) the limbus infantum, or limbus puerorum (“children’s limbo”), which is the abode of those who have died without actual sin but whose original sin has not been washed away by baptism. Traditionally, this “children’s limbo” included not only dead unbaptized infants but also the mentally impaired. (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2020)


released January 24, 2020

All tracks written and produced by Andreas Mangweth
Mastered at Syncopathic.Recordings

ANMA – Limbus (Syncopathic.Recordings) // Chain D.L.K. Review

Artist: Anma
Title: Limbus
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: Syncopathic Recordings

Previously known for his drum-and-bass recordings under the name Sub, Austria-based Anma now focuses on more experimental recordings. “Limbus” is the result of two concepts that are experimental in the scientific sense, the sonic result of a couple of theoretical ideas based as much in programming theory as they are in creative inspiration.

The first half-hour of the hour-long work is “Limbus Patrum”, in four parts, built from self-generating modular patches. After the first part is a simple, slowly repeating electronic pulse with a rich and changing tail, from the second part things get a little more complex, relatively speaking, with some pitch changes forming proto-melodies- but the real beauty and interest again is in the tails, the space and resonance between the notes. This gets progressively more haunting and sci-fi as it develops across parts three and four, introducing dubby delays and sounding decidedly Radiophonic Workshop-esque at points, and when the notes go low and bassy, it’s especially lovely.

“Limbus Puerorum” is the second half, two fourteen-minute takes of a more structured piece of chilled-out electronica built predominantly around smooth keys and methodical chord progressions, that feel almost jazzy. These are book-ended frequency-wise by crisp and soft high noise bursts, and low subbassy pulses and hums that follow a half-speed techno rhythm all of their own, detached from and playing against the melody work.

Given the pay-what-you-want status of this release, there really is no reason not to check it out and enjoy an hours’ worth of earnest electronic experimentation in a fairly purist sense.