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Alio Die


Progressive Electronic

4.56 | 19 ratings

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5 stars Ambient music is a tough ground when it comes to original composition (and of course its abstract tagging in the music industry does not help at all). A lot also has to do with the instant name that comes to mind: Brian Eno (as Eno´s "ambients" remind of Satie´s & Debussy´s 19th century environmental music concept ) . A tough act to follow considering also his vast number of works under this tagging.

So it is fascinating to see what others do, with this kind of invisible, unperceptible musical language by rule. To my great luck there are many artist that have bended the genre to fabulous places. Tim Hecker, Julia Kent, Laraaji, the always surprising Lyndsie Alguire, Alva Noto, Aidan Baker, Marconi Union, Robert Fripp and of course Alio Die, (among others).

Alio Die, who already has added some "jewels" to the ambient/drone/electro-acoustics crown (Honneysuckle, The Hidden Spring), seldom repeats himself , which adds bonuses to his work in my humble opinion. He plays what he feels and this record shows the unlimited range in his own musical language. Or to put it simply: Alio Die sounds like Alio Die wherever he appears.

Deconsecrated & Pure: Beautiful without intention. Alio Die follows his musical intuition wherever it leads. In this work, the grandeur is accomplished by a simple change of chords and it feels like the whole world turns into another realm, a new one, a mysterious wide sonic space of nothingness and everything. .. The environment is inviting and detached at the same time, no compromises for him nor you. Like a guide who shows you this amazing structures and makes no claim over them (although you know he is the anonymous creator). In a vast and somehow ungrateful genre, this work stands out as as Masterpiece! *****5 PA stars.

admireArt | 5/5 |


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