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Bass Communion


Progressive Electronic

3.79 | 46 ratings

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4 stars Bass Communion one of Steven Wilson's electronic music projects, which is more focused on sonic atmospheres, as such, therefore closer to the (unexistent) Prog/Electronic/Ambient tagging.

No PT, or SW, electric guitar solos or vocals, (that explains the crowd). Anyway, BC's, second, two cd, album, holds the best part of this kind of experimental electronics intentions. Imagine the atmospheres that his other bands visit in the form of "passages", , enhanced, extended and totally bared-naked.

Calm intensity, without detours. To get there he uses all his compositional talents, some parts of his darker past knowledge, his electric guitar simplified with a wah-wah pedal, and moving along very creative, wind, synth and piano atmospheres.

In addition on some tracks ("16 Second Swarm", "Drugged III" and "A Grapefruit in the World of Park"), the unmistakable presence of Robert Fripps "soundscapes". But basically, this second project is Steven Wilson (all instruments) accompanied only by Theo Travis flute and sax, as such.

A real treat , if you like the electronic-genre. The kind of work which by rule (in my book, of course) will be a part of my permanent collection, therefore the kind of record, I will recommend as a ****4.5 PA stars "mysterious, environmental electronic music" album. Enjoy!.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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