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Hypnagogue January reviews
|Here are some excertps of the latest reviews posted at http://hypnagogue.netfirms.com
Rudy Adrian, Moonwater
For pure, completely immersive ambient flow, it doesn’t get much better than Rudy Adrian’s unspeakably beautiful CD, Moonwater. Soft, consistently warm and fluid, Moonwater drifts through landscapes draped in calming twilight and built in quiet melodies. At low volumes, it’s soothing; in headphones, it’s astounding.
Resonant Drift, Flow Mingled Down
This far-ranging disk opens with the TD-inspired "Until," which bounces in on a twangy sequencer line and adds ever-thickening layers of e-music memes for a welcoming familarity. [It] then wanders into deeper, more ethereal zones that blend classic spacemusic airiness with the darker touches of Roachian soundworlds.
Markus Reuter, Trepanation
Reuter glides along his music’s narrative path from dark to light, beginning with the hammer-fall piano of “The Key to Conscience” and culminating in the meditative grace of “Number of the Mind.” Along the way, Reuter easily blends deft musicianship and a range of instrumentation with environmental and displaced sounds. His layers are thick and elegantly constructed; in any given moment there are a good number of things going on sonically...
On their five-song offering, Australian duo Moongoat delve into the grim and strange corners of electronic music to present five intriguing pieces that range from subtle to challenging. Depending on how you like your ambient, you'll probably latch onto something here.
Christopher Orczy, Transition
Created using a heavily processed French stand-up harmonium from 1904, each of the four pieces here moves along unhurriedly with breathy chords calmly and patiently floating one over the other in turn. The layers are never particularly deep or complex, but they’re beautifully sculpted and calming and each nudges along the next in an flowing tonal progression...
Tor Lundvall, Empty City
Lundvall's work carries the feel of looking at something from a distance through a light fog. There's a certain indistinct nature to his low-volume, airy washes. His synth work moves like early morning wind, tinted with touches of industrial steam. Empty City vacillates neatly between dreamlike drifts and downtempo beats that feel gently spread out and unhurried.