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Etherfysh – Statis

This album, Statis, is an album by UK based artist Chris Christou, and is an album that truly captures the listener with intense cosmic  and haunting melodies that will immerse you into otherwordly places. It’s a very consistent album, and it keeps the interest and exitement up for the listener as the music progresses through. It can tell that Chris has put a great deal of work into his music, as there is alot of ‘feel’ to it. Most of the tracks flows ubroken into each other, forming a great sense of  a “in your face” feel so to speak. It really does feel as if you are travelling out there, in space, visiting places you never knew existed. Despite the fact that the album seems a bit awkward and hard to get to know (especially at first listen), it will grow on you, and you will be amazed of how great this piece os EM is, and really appreciate it!. Some tracks are short, some are long (particularly the last one), and they all have their unique “space feel” to them. It can best be described as “a mix of Tangerine Dream” and “Klaus Schultz”  with a dash of ‘Alpha Wave Movement’. This is EM that doesn’t wear out in the first place. Recommended!

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September 21, 2010 Posted by | General Synth Music, Progressive Electronic Music, Space Music | | 3 Comments

David Helpling & Jon Jenkins – The Crossing

Just when you thought David Helpling & Jon Jenkins were at their heights with the album ‘Treasure’, the album ‘The Crossing’ has surfaced after 2 years of waiting. And what a stunning album it is!. And I always thought ‘Treasure’ would be unbeatable, boy how wrong could I be. With ‘The Crossing’ they have pushed their creative musical ideas and inspiration to the next level. The album itself is a highly melodic synth journey, very similar to ‘Treasure’, only this time there is an ever deeper (and somewhat darker) melodic feel to it. All the tracks are incredibly well structured, and contains some of the most gorgeous sonic soundscapes I have ever heard before. Both the synths and the percussion plays a very important role in this album, with it’s melodic themes washing over you on most of the tracks. It is so lush and infectious that you will want to listen to the album on repeat, again…and again!. With tracks such as ‘From the Smallest Seed’ and ‘To the ends of the Earth’, these artists have eclipsed themselves. These tracks are a synth feast for your ears and contains the most stunning synth sequencing I have ever heard in my entire life, no doubt about that. It reminds me alot of tracks such as ‘This Day Forward’ & ‘The Frozen Channel’ from the album ‘Treasure’. Brilliant melodic atmosphere!. Other notable tracks are ‘For The Fallen’ and ‘Not Forgotten’. There’s a sense of depth and mystery to them and will surely evoke your deepest inner feelings. Another moody yet melodic piece is ‘Two Paths. With this track you will be in for another highly cinematic treat!. It builds very slowly with echoing guitar textures and lush synth work, and has tons of atmosphere to it. It’s another melodic soundscape that washes over your ears in a very delicate way. All in all, this album has it all in it’s very own and unique (but typical Helpling/Jenkins signature sound) way. It’s drenched in elusive textures, guitars, synths, and percussion that forms this ambient masterpiece way beyond words. It will take you on a journey to the ends of the earth…and back!. I can’t recommend this album enough, wish I could give it 10 stars instead of 5!.  Another winning epic masterpiece!. Buy it without hesitation, and do it…NOW!!

September 14, 2010 Posted by | Atmospheric/New Age Music, New Age Music, Progressive Electronic Music | | 2 Comments