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Artist: NIKO SKORPIO
Title: Half Born In Half Light
Format: CD
Label: Some Place Else (@)
Rated: *****
Visionary, experimental, magickal and evocative, the new work by Niko Skorpio HALF BORN IN HALF LIGHT is a blend of ritualistic scenarios and music experimentations. Spanning from the creepy hisses of the opening "{ monogram }" where the lyrics are invocation of the primal qualities of Self, Air of Water, to the following tense dark ambient spoken word with guitar and drums inserts of "Worm in the foundation" or the tribal experimental "Neither sphere", HALF BORN IN HALF LIGHT is the best label's release of the recent period (I haven't reviewed all their stuff but it's about a couple of years that I do). What impressed me most is the balanced sound mix and the crispness of sounds. This ability into giving the right space to sounds help a lot the creation of a functioning audio world where the listener is surrounded by hypnotic a semi psychedelic atmospheres.

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