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2.14 | 2 ratings

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2 stars Shadows Procession is the second album by the electronic progressive duo Aeon created by sound designers Stephane Rapetti and Alessandro Gadoni. This is also the second part of the "Triptyque Du Voyage" consisting of this album, Labyrinth, and Spark.

For me, this album is an improvement over the duo's debut album released back in 1999. But still, the failures that plagued that album are almost as prevalent on this album. These are basically electroacoustic sound collages. They tend to be generally rhythmic in nature, though often lack melodies (or rather one appears in the middle of the song and then promptly disappears). Each song seems to be made up of a base collage of electronics, textures, and guitar effects. Atop this base can be any sort of combination of electronics effects, guitar effects, or sound effects. Often the result is eerie sounding (an aspect I often like), but the endless repetition and the sameness from song to song just drives me to tears. Occasionally there is a glimmer of inspiration that unfolds, but then it quickly gets absorbed back into a cacophonic mess of noise.

Like their debut album, this one is also not my "cup of tea."

progaeopteryx | 2/5 |


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