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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.29 | 10 ratings

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3 stars One-man project from early 90's, performed by American multi-instrumentalist Chris Fournier.He learned to play bass and keyboards already as a student in high school, later to develop his knowledge in engineering, eventually earning a degree in electronics from the Southern Maine Technical College and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maine at Orono.During his junior year at the College of Maine Chris created the Fonya project and recorded his first CD album ''Wanderers of the Neverending Night'' in 1992, released on Kinesis label (named Kinetic Discs at the time).

This is no more or less than over an hour of well-executed, dramatic, grandiose and spacey Electronic Rock, filled with powerful , floating electronics and cosmic synthesizers, creating massive, sonic soundscapes of pure delight.Some tracks feature the vocals of Chris' brother Phil, which really dominate at moments with his melodramatic chords.Musically Chris achieved Fonya to sound as a tight and experienced band with a trully balanced sound between Electronic Music and rock instrumentation.The atmosphere ranges from dreamy and spacey to bombastic and symphonic, alteranating between hypnotic passages to virtuosic solos, and it is always supported by heavy bass lines and some well-programmed drum machines.The occasional guitar appearances add some fiery color as well.Overall the album has a rather dark, haunting mood, which easily sets the listener along its lines, another nice achievement by Fournier and his talent.

This is propably on of the finest examples of defining modern Electronic Rock.Balanced, groovy, powerful as well as hypnotic, atmospheric and ethereal.Strongly recommended if you like sonic music explorations...3.5 stars.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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