Saturday, May 30, 2020
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Artist: Alphaxone
Title: Absence Of Motion
Format: CD
Label: Cryo Chamber (@)
Rated: *****
Cryo Chamber releases his third release with Alphaxone and describes it a "recommended for spacefaring audiophiles" so underlining the production quality of this project.
To be honest, the realistic sound reproduction of "Intro" introduces the listener into an immersive soundscape while "Appearance" develops the field recordings into a quiet drone. "Long Eternity" juxtaposes levels of drones resolving then into a recording of dripping water. "Space Continuum" and "Dark Geometry" are slight variation of the same formula while featuring an high level of sound details. "Celestial" returns to the exposition of small noises upon a drone acting as a canvas while "Inner Horizon" tries to develop themselves using only small noise when, al half his length, the drone returns. "X-land" is a track divided in two drones while "Close" is based on a single drone as a gravity center for the field recordings.
For all fans of this label, it's another milestone for the sound details so headphone listening is truly recommended. However this is balanced by the use of slight variation upon a single musical structure so it seems simply too long and it courts boredom at last. A nice release but only for fans.