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4 stars Ok Barcelona ... is one of the most attractive cities for me I've not visited yet. Everyone says Barcelona has been basically able to receive cultural diversity even if coming up from far away. The cultural production or life style there is refined, due to unification and harmonization of worldwide flavour. Guess you can hear such a diversity via ASTRALIAn soundscape. Cannot feel lots of Spanish texture but polished authentic Post-Rock-ish musical fluid. Yes just like wine in Pened's, their musical attitude should be inspired by progressive rock / post rock scene all over the world you can mention.

Filled with cool atmospheric effects around them. The second "Out Of Nothing" consists of heavy, fuzzy, distorted, but gorgeous guitar riffs and dreamy rhythmic basis like Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound. Exactly as if you would get to the core of the sun, you can grab enthusiasm via their strong intention. On the other hand, you can hear kinda crystal with metallic texture and deep, dark melodic situation via "Abyss Of Light", followed by "Detachment" drenched in critical, boiling movements with theoretically contorted guitar paradise. Sound dissection is your comfort definitely.

The last titled track will let you dream a fantastic dream along with environmentally spread sound collective and magnificent ambient seasoning. Delightful, beautiful structure in the middle is addictive too. The masterpiece should keep you upon the brilliant stream. Completely opposed to familial atmospheric souvenir via the first track "Exhale". Namely variation of appearance they possess, and it's called as diversity of soundscape. Cultural and musical expression in Barcelona is impressive for us really.

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Posted Sunday, May 5, 2019 | Review Permalink

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