Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Bosco Sacro - Gem


I'm not going to lie - I was about to close out of the promo for this until I saw that Bosco Sacro bring a heavy trip hop and doom elements into their brand of ambient music. Exactly the sort of thing that might inspire the curiosity of an intrepid music reviewer. These Avantgarde Music signees new record, Gem is an interesting one to say the least. While hardly as heavy as most things we review on this blog, what you get here is a sort of wonderfully melancholic and immersive listening experience from a band who really grasp the inherent beauty of the genre. 

Gem is an interesting offering to say the least, doing a lot to earn that "Dreamgaze" tag. The gentle production and layered compositions are masterful and mesmerizing. Listeners will find themselves immersed in the shadows and dark passion play that Bosco Sacro so deeply understand. The emotion behind the vision and the grandiose sense of darkness is inspiring and powerful. It's beautiful and powerful, music that acts more as a fitting soundtrack for a rainy Sunday than anything else, but as someone listening on a rainy Sunday - what more could you want? It's a compelling document and one that I think dreamgaze fans will become enchanted with. 

Bosco Sacro have found a clear and unique slot for themselves in the depths of the ambient scene and it's a lot of fun to let this record was over you. It's elegant and stately, a fitting combination that I feel doesn't intercede in our scene all that often. While the trip hop and doom elements are there, they are certainly understated. What you really get out of this record is much more a sense of internal peace, that you've found an album that can comfort and guide you, even in the most frustrating of days. Isn't that what we're all looking for anyway? 

Pre-order the album!

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