Monday, April 9, 2012

#129 The Cleansed - FinalRune Productions

FinalRune Productions brings us a new audio drama series. A post apocalyptic story of mankind's recovery from self inflicted destruction. Using live onsite recording techniques Fred Greenhalgh puts together an impressive introductory episode using a solid story concept and superb acting. The sound design is reminiscent of a Dirk Maggs production. Not only is The Cleansed creative and intriguing but it lays the groundwork for adventure, excitement and suspense. If the opening episode is any indication of what's to come this should prove to be a highly enjoyable audio drama series.

From FinalRune:
The Cleansed is a post-apocalyptic audio drama podcast of our times. 15 years have passed since a traumatic undoing of society called “The Breaking.” We follow two interlocking stories – one, of THE REFUGE, where Maria and Luke, sister and adopted brother, grow up in the shadow of subsistence farming and primitive renewable energy. Their life is interrupted when John Prophet, a ghost from their parents’ past, comes riding in one fine afternoon.

Prophet comes because far away, in THE REPUBLIC, a new force is rising – a force from across the ocean bearing military might and an iron fist. This new regime promises to subjugate what scraps of freedom are left in this fallen land. And in their wake, a more ominous shadow grows…