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Artist: Lili Roquelin (@)
Title: Lili Roquelin
Format: CD EP
Rated: *****
LR is something very peculiar and precious in the indie music media scape, she is a solo artist that had the ability and the art+heart, above all, to put with a great success in the social network arena her voice. In many sense is the proof that the talent pays sooner or later and her art is so genuine and honest that every written word is not enough to describe her potential. Lily is a great singer. It's far better to hear her voice, her passion and her pure talent. For sure she has to measure her talent inside a band but I think that for now she could play her game "alone" by the way her Sound Engineering had a good part in this EP. And to be more clear what I would love is to hear her great voice singing covers to spread more her huge talent. Please LILY don't stop singing.
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Artist: ARTESIA
Title: Llidaw
Format: CD
Label: Prikosnovenie (@)
Distributor: AUDIOGLOBE
Rated: *****
Guys, I know very well this area, because when it's possible I escape the world to reach Bretagne to feel these atmospheres. This project follows the rules and path signed by Breton traditional music but obviously there is more: the SYNTH used to create and entire world of sensations. We gotta stress this point b/c this "genre" live a double level of intensity: the first one is the tradition, that here is very well respected and second one is made out by synthesizer's carpet that sustains the tradition and creates a sort of mantra really deep and huge. Artesia wants to bring (TO CALL) the listener inside Broceliande forest, we literally hear the wind and the rain and knowing very well the smell, the "fragrance" of the Bretagne it's very hard to me not to give 5 star to this project. Everything is in the right place above all the passion for that immense culture; best track the SIXTH!!!
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Artist: ELANE
Title: THE SILVER FALLS
Format: CD
Distributor: Masterpiece Distribution
Rated: *****
ELANE is inviting us in a journey not so absurd or impossible, neither innatural, it's a journey inside our ancestral memories, a trip that has an aim very straight and simple: survive to the modern craziness. Elane use the music and the myths to do that and this art is not only great celtic music, well played and well recorded, is a tool to make better our daily-life and it's really useful to quit the distressing world we are forced to live. All the tracks are inviting the listener to do something, above all to discover a land of mystery and freedom, a world of hidden adventures lost in time. Something metal lies beneath this work a secret sound force that is able to rise up the level of db of some tracks.
The Ballads here are tormented but not necrophiles, all the "lights" suggested by the artists through sounds are low but not ominous, if you know northern light of Europe this concept is very easy to understand the inspirations of the band. I guess that ELANE is a borderline project, ready to follow the Breton lesson or to take the metal-way, in both case the ideas inside the project are very focused and well tuned. In some sense and from my personal POV the music carpet are very cinematographic and the lyrics cast images together with sound and also depict wide grey-clouded landscape. It's a project that suggests to the listener some memories and the desire to reach something we cannot define simply with words, a must to hear and to feel.
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Artist: PLASMODIUM
Title: PARADISE UNDER FIRE
Format: CD
Label: Caustic Records (@)
Distributor: Masterpiece Distribution
Rated: *****
Straight, "simple", hammered Gothic EBM with a Spanish voice coming out from Balaguerò best movies ( the firsts ), Synths are like whips and in their music the absence of hope and the literary presence of an infernal chaos is evident, just like in today stock market. The work is powerful and the energy they put on this CD is without doubt sincere, they have a total control upon their art and their imaginary. All the tracks are ready for the club where EBM and strobolight are the gods of the night and I strongly suggest to EBM djs to pick up this useful instrument for ears "torture". What I love of EBM is the ability to be sharp and without remorse from the first vibes, PLASMODIVM wins this essential challenge and their music is even ready for an utilization really peculiar: cut all the sound of DOOM 3 or HALO and play at maximum volume this tracks, thats a symphony perfect to frag monsters, aliens and demons. My fav tracks, the sixth, sorry but I love Euro Techno ;)
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Artist: LAMBURG TONY
Title: Hip Hop Nation
Format: 12"
Label: ESCHO (@)
Rated: *****
That's JAZZ a new "new" thing and I think that this very interesting artist did not think about his art in this way. In the press release they are talking about DANCE, exotic and poetic dance tracks. Never MIND! That's pure free jazz and I love it because Lamburg's music is built up with an approach really ""naive"" but esoteric. Indeed this electric jazz musician instead to use Ableton Live and other hype software uses: SONY TC 129 analog tape recorder (I am a collector of this kind of Tools and I can understand this choice), an old Aptiva with Win95' (!) and a DOS music software Scream Tracker3 (!!!!). Lamburg Tony records on tape flutes, bells, pianos and toys and then uses this analog sound in his composition. The result is brilliant, breakbeat-like, schizophrenic and definitely ORB Style a sort of naive version of Bitches Brew something more near to the new thing of Jazz of the 60ies than electronic dance music. Best track: the third! This is not music for club is music to write a strange sci fi book like those written by William S. Burroughs, I suggest to Lamburg Tony a next step : to cut up analog tapes like WSB did it and in this way He inspired even the great Ornette Coleman. Lamburg please, don't stop this trend and let's hear the giant of Free Jazz you are in that tradition, follow it better and better and tag along this analog adrift, leave Ableton LIVE to the samples maniacs.
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