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3.73 | 13 ratings

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4 stars After their last album being kind of a disappointment, Aethenor recorded En Form For Blå and it is definitely an improvement. My problem with the previous album is that the band's sound seemed to have hit a wall and they had no more room for progression in their sound, but En Form For Blå fixes that. It's still noisy and loud, but added to this album is more percussion, electronic elements that stand out more, and the occasional melody. The sound of the band as a whole has become much fuller than on previous albums, like they've realized that there really isn't a limit to the atmospheric elements they can slam into their particular sound, so they just went for it and threw everything in. En Form For Blå compared to previous albums has a stronger focus on percussion and instrument feedback, and comes off sounding like very noisy post-rock at times, but this is definitely not boring music in any way. Tracks like "Vivarium" and "Dream Tassels" show Aethenor experimenting with almost-spacey type electronic melodies, but the tone and the percussion give it a more down to earth and less convincing feel, but this is definitely an experiment that I'd like to see them move further with.

Much better than Faking Gold and Murder, but from the material on En Form For Blå, I'd say the band still has a lot of developing to do before they start sounding fresh again. But, I'm a fan of this kind of avant-garde noise anyway, so I can't say I wouldn't recommend it. Again, this would be best suited for fans of Igor Wakhevitch's brand of ritualized avant-electronic music with prominent organic touches.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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