The greatest musical albums are comprised of songs that don't just sound good – they also sound the same.
Or, at least, they have the same tone, atmosphere and feeling, resulting in beautiful coherence. A release's tracks are different pieces of the same organism, exemplifying its overall life and character in different ways.
It's difficult enough for a solo artist to achieve coherence. For a group of musicians creating a compilation of their work, it's almost impossible.
Yet, Converge Vol. 1, the first release for electronic music label EMERCIVE, succeeds, crafting a dark and foreboding soundscape by integrating the sounds of five artists.