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3 stars Cosmic electronic minimalism.

'"A Moment Of Stillness", 2011, is a five compositions release which offers a close look into electronic based Cosmic minimalism to call it somehow.

As soon as the first two extraordinary compositions ran along I clearly sensed an early Steve Reich's influence but taken beyond mere plagiarism into unsuspected and unique directions and showing up true mastery in counterpointing as well as an undoubtly progressive electronic feeling which takes away any kind of further comparison with Reich's more classical oriented compositions.

These two first pieces alone easily rate 5 stars each, but then again the release has five.

The story of compositions 3 and 4 is quiet a different thing. I expected song 3 to break away from the first two micro minimalistic like structures, and it does. It deals with minimalism of long flowing repetitive melodic lines whose reverb and slow phased short delay builds the kind of short circuit counterpointing which could be compared to Robert Fripp's self titled "Frippertronics". The experimental side of Edgaras Zakevičius is welcomed yet it turns out quiet unproposing composition wise.

Track 4 delivers the same kind of experimentation a bit better than its previous sibling but it stays short in comparison to the first 2 tracks.

Track 5 closes with what seems like a perfect coda. Highlighting the hypnotic melodic lines of the first 2 tracks, he simplifies and blends both proposals into a single composition which makes it obvious to think how satisfied Edgaras Zakevičius should have felt with these 2 first tracks and to be honest with all reason.

Now as far as the rating goes let me add up. 2 masterpieces + 2 not very surprising experimental tracks + a good closing track, easy 3 stars but not exactly 4, although this guy promises a future solid 4 or 5 star release without doubt.

***3.5 PA stars.

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