cryptic scenery was founded by Christian H. Soetemann in late 1994 and has released music for over a quarter of a century now. Basically, the project has undergone some band and two-piece line-ups, but has existed as a one-man entity between 2003 and 2009 and again since 2012. The music
of cryptic scenery covers a lot of ground and may be hard to categorise at times. Some style pointers: Ambient, Drone, Minimalism, Art Rock, Electronic Rock, New Wave, Shoegaze... It has become commonplace for bands to describe their music as "film music without a film" or suchlike... which is somewhat unfortunate, since it fits a lot of material released by cryptic scenery rather well.
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