Hands down my favorite Cryo Chamber artist, protoU shows us that dark ambient need not be all ruined civilizations and leaky catacombs. Despite the lack of doom & gloom, or obvious danger, there is nevertheless something unnerving here. In these soundscapes we find ourselves in completely unfamiliar surroundings or faced with something strange and greater than ourselves. This music demands something of us. There is peacefulness in this music, but it is a peace earned rather than happened upon: it is the serenity that comes of having found the courage to submit to the unknown, and this underlying tension makes that peace all the more rewarding.