The new album "Shadows procession" by AEON
Formed in the early 90s by an italo-french duet (the two sound researchers and classically trained musicians Stephane Rapetti and Alessandro Gadoni), Aeon presented their first opus back in 1999 (signed on the highly acclaimed noise records). The conceptual background ecompasses the allegorical fiction of time in its endlessly forms, also examinating the labyrinth metaphor as a continuous source of questioning, enigmas, struggles, liberty and necessity. Consequently, the musical landscapes delivered on this debut album emphasizes multidirectional perspectives, delivering a "postmodern" synthesis, hybridation of various textures, sounds, moods and colors that oscillate between fictional-neurotic abstract ambiences, electro-acoustic sound industrialism, atonalism experiments, breaking electro-kinetic rhythms. The first theme introduces the listener into a majestic-hypnodelica journey of sounds, abrupt and sensual at the time. It carries on very soundtracky-punchy cinematic ambiences, always with a constant attraction to vertiginous neurotropic mindscapes. Just imagine an ecstatic sophistication of film scores written by Per Raben. The second half of the album carries on this interlocking voyage through deep isolationist atmospheres, admitting groovy orientations and schizoid pop-tronic attempts.This one will ravish fans of early experiments and challenging musical productions from Zoviet France, Beequeen, the glitch-esque dubstep efforts from Aphex Twin, cinematic interludes, the French postructural contemporary masters such as Michel Redolfi, Francis Dhomont (…) A real polymorphic musical identity, revealing consistent dynamic qualities and innovative sound treatments. Warmly recommended and a nice introduction to Aeon's very peculiar musical signature. A meaningful musical trip before to discover the upcoming Shadows procession (announced currently 2011).
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