About this album
Universica represents a departure from the stylistic boundaries set up by JT Bruce's previous releases. The music retains a progressive sensibility while striving to create textures and ambiance that are truly unique. Each song bears the name of a star, evoking feelings of a journey through the cosmos.
The focus was on developing a thick atmosphere and very moody, emotional compositions. The use of dirty distortion and intentionally lo-fi sounds lends an almost industrial element to some of the tracks, whereas the extensive layering of synthetic and organic sounds gives an ethereal and space-like feel to other parts. There is a greater electronic presence in this album, used to thicken the mix and create a wall of evolving sound.
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