Here's a tape for anyone who wants to feel like there is an idling space cruiser parked in their backyard. Fortunately, I happen to be one of those people. This is some seriously minimal, synth-based ambience that pulses and drones into very deep territory. Feelings of isolation and emotional detachment come through in long stretches of machine hum and synthy static. Everything seems focused around creating an atmosphere for the listener out of tones. Images of deserted worlds made entirely out of malfunctioning machines flood my head. Other strong visuals include dying lights, gray deserts at night, and of course the vast emptiness of space.
Most of Plasmic Formation's sounds seem to come from an analogue synth, and maybe a theremin-like device. This simplicity is a great strength for this release, as the artist is sensitive enough to let each tone speak for itself without complicating things. There is a definite intent behind this release, and even though it might not be ground-breaking in its approach, it still shows the signs of an artist with a unique vision. This should appeal to anyone who likes dark ambient material with a lo-fi edge to it. 8/10 -- Charles Franklin (22 August, 2007)