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Alio Die


Progressive Electronic

4.91 | 4 ratings

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5 stars Ambient music is a tough ground when it comes to original composition. A lot 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 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 of his aquired musical self-language in this field. 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 wide space of nothingness and everything. .. The sonic 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 annonymous 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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