First collaboration of multifaceted electronic artists MONOLOG (“an impressively detailed assault on the senses” TEXTURA) and SUBHEIM (“Sometimes gloomy, and sometimes lush, but always sweeping and atmospheric” INTRO).
With ‘Conviction’, Monolog and Subheim merge two worlds together by using the same creative triggers: Berlin's night sky, the urban scenery, faces and places, action and reaction, the calm before the storm as well as the storm itself.
Monolog brings structure with with his unique, unforgiving drum rhythms and heavy basslines while Subheim contributes fragile melodic undertones and lush ambiences to the whole.
’Conviction’ is intentionally imperfect. It symbolizes the acceptance of its creators’ very human nature: sometimes relentless and sometimes serene, a calm force that thrusts them forward like sea waves in winter. ‘Conviction’ is dark and heavy yet full of light and hope, expressing the closing of important chapters and the beginning of new ones.
Like some have mentioned, this album stood out pretty melodic for an IDM glitch type project. Nothing here feels out of place or too messy, and keeps the mood going at a steady pace. It's difficult to play just one song without wanting to play the entire album from beginning to end. Easily one of the prettiest and most hypnotic albums I've heard. Kris Aroo
Easily one of my top 3 albums of all time. Beautiful, melodic, expertly made. Cannot sing the praises of this masterwork by Subheim. It's music that when listened will make everyday a good memory. Liiaiira