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Cloudland Canyon/Lichens


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3.98 | 3 ratings

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4 stars This mysterious contemporary american musical collective released what I consider to be among the best 2007 albums. Esterminating Angel is a spacey-resonant electronic epic for organic immersive lo-fi drones, various bass minimal textures and intense, emotional ambient melodies. The first seven minutes provide a deep sounding electronic run with a few electric hypno-noises (in the genre of Maeror Tri at their darkest dreamy-like momente), heavily mystical. From 7:00 to the end of the first part, the atmosphere becomes more and more environmental and positively evocative with a serie of minimal strates / superpositions of piano, electric bass lines, covered by transcend synth waves (in the genre of Tangerine Dream at the beginning of the Virgin era or Cluster's Sowiesoso). The second part sounds more mechanical / metallic with a certain post rock aesthetism (Neu! 2), buzzing synth tones, e-guitar freakouts. Not a revolution but an amazing musical travel throw time and space. Recommended for fans of Berlin electronic, abstract industrial music and post rock. I'm curious to hear what the band has to offer after this convincing debut album.
philippe | 4/5 |


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