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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Androgynous Weave (4:25)
2. Soured Alchemy (2:47)
3. I Wish I Was The Sky (4:53)
4. Elegiac Collage (5:59)
5. Forever Is Now (7:28)
6. The Bark That Is Bearing (3:41)
7. Tail Piece (3:35)
8. Do You Hear Me Now? (2:59)
9. Harold (2:10)
10. Bitter Beauty (4:40)
11. Insomnolence (2:58)
12. Neurasthenia (7:10)
13. Coiling Compotation (4:33)
14. Durdy (2:13)

Total Time 58:32

Line-up / Musicians

- Marvin Ayres / violin, cello and piano

Releases information

Label: Mandalic Records

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Review by ProgShine
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01. Androgynous Weave That's the way it begins, it is like a cosmic journey. The strings weave an infinite bed for the dreaming, interesting how the music unfolds in an almost tragic and emotional way. The music is like a window, everything is received and assimilated, a mixture of classical contemporary and X Files.

02. Soured Alchemy The piano, with a transcendental melody; the cello joins an almost prophetic, spacial, surrounding ambience. Imagine yourself in a great room without the ceiling, under the glance of the stars. After these words I just can't say anything at all! Use your imagination.

03. I Wish I Was The Sky If the title of the music already tells us much of the initial idea, the instruments only transport us to the target dream. A voice, alone, like saying to the world that is glimpsed below. Have you ever dreamed you were flying?

04. Elegiac Collage A buzzing! A bee? Maybe the constant confusion in our heads. This music reminds me a little of the Progressive Electronic Rock done in the second half of the 70's, like Synergy, Tangerine Dream, Quartz and Kraftwerk. In the next part the course change, the string quartet enters on scene and their scarce notes with the constant tone of the violin in the background spread a sweet sadness on air while the low notes of the piano do the listener wake up for reality.

05. Forever Is Now In spite of the chaotic feeling that each of the tracks loads, Forever Is Now brings a light scale of sadness in his melody, the violin loads the sadness of the centuries while the cellos confirm the existence of another series of feelings inherent to the soul and of the world. I think the melody really brings the right sense the title of the music. The final narration complements in a magisterial way all the feeling loaded by the song.

06. Bark That Is Bearing Like a nice surprise this song have a great and beautiful vocal, as if he was singing in a great empty Cathedral. Just the voice and world. Perhaps the confirmation of his own existence. In the second part of the music more and more voices are incorporates to the first voice in a stifling sensation.

07. Tail Peace A simple and tenuous line between sanity and reason. A barely said truth, or an idea in heart.

08. Do You Hear Me Now What had begun in the track 6, Bark That Is Bearing, continues here. The vocal arrangements progress in a canonical form, the voices and the way in which the music was arranged sends us for such situation.

09. Harold A cello, only one instrument and nothing more. I think that is necessary to have courage when such a simple but so daring arrangement is done.

10. Bitter Beauty His minimalist orchestrations reach the ears in chaotic way. It is difficult to get used to the sounds that go out from the stereo, a hypnotic and massive wave, it would not be any exaggeration if I was saying that it is very easy to enter in hypnotic state listening to this track with earphones in the darkness of your room.

11. Insomnolence In this track the gloomy and daring piano sends us to the best scenes of the European terror movies. The strings that pass by human tearful voices give the impression of entering in a strange and gentle world. The daring details overcome themselves, but in a cautious and minimalist way, nothing of what we call a 'waste of notes'.

12. Neurasthenia It is astonishing! I am really perplexed with the sound of this album. Despite of knowing (partially) what will come next and in spite of the 'Musical formula Ayres', each track transports us for a completely unusual and gloomy places and scenes. It is really impressive!

13. Coiling Compotation Simply chaotic! Maybe saying that will frighten you, but it is like to watch to Monty Python. It's a complex, sophisticated humour, but absurdly amusing. This music is quite similar.

14. Durdy A guitar! It appears for the first time in the album, and if the previous track seemed chaotic, that one changes everything. A very right ending for an album that follows in tortuous ways in our musical world.

I'm absolutely sure that each time I listen to this record (and there will be many) more and more details will appear. It is a disc to listen carefully and by pieces, like a big puzzle. Definitely a disc that speaks to the heart, the feelings. A real masterpiece!

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Review by admireArt
5 stars Deep inside Marvin Ayres' kingdom!

What a delight to listen to Marvin Ayres, 2008, "Eccentric Deliquescence" an entanglement of electronic strings, acoustic ones, as piano, electronic choruses and a pitch of guitar, playing as if painting all kinds of musical forms full of a dynamic melodic haunting beauty, as also a kind of symphonic greatness, alongside minimalistic simplicity and hypnotic, sometimes pitch dark or highly bright musical backdrops.

The detailed construction of Marvin Ayres musical structures is a constant throughout, but his experimental side (which he showed in previous works) has been added in perfect balance and now is an integral part of his vast musical language and scope.

The refinement in the juxtapositioning of its somehow "limited" instrumentation defines and enhances his genuine and genial musical ideas and offers in return, composition wise, a flawless and passionate release only equal to its performances track by track.

An eccentric delight, nonetheless, an untaggable Prog masterpiece.

*****5 "full" PA stars!

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