Thursday, 5 March 2009

(Reviews 34) SECOND SKIN,MAREK XAVIER MARCHOFF;BUBEN vs ABSTRACTIVE NOISE




SECOND SKIN (Ita)

“illa exuro In Silentium” Cd 2008

(Palace Of Worms)

With its 5th album, arron 6 co seems to have explored a diverse quantity of mental states and

personal paradigms to release a captivating album full of intense moment, melodic encounters under the expressive guitar tunes and the always obsessive drumming sounds with “illaExuro In silentium”.SECOND SKIN, has walked an unexplored path which ended with an album under strong identity and character from start to finish. Tracks as “The West” with such sticking vibrating melodies, surrounded by a perfect work of bass and vocals, are really interesting. The keyboards going through the whole track giving such melancholic touch to the whole structure in general.

“Kick and Scream” is one of such compositions, which since the beginning captures you due the way as in deep vocals are performed, together the always interesting guitar riffs and melodies adapting perfectly to the percussive elements handled here. If you are looking for more, then just walk the paths of “The Narcissist”,” The London Bridges” and “Blood And Glass (The Impact)”, clear examples of how each determinate melody and guitar patterns could be molded into different ways, to create a concrete result. a very sticking catchy composition full of emotive elements and expressive dark atmospheres, always built into such sad & melancholic tunes.

“A Methunderstanding”,”Black Picket Feue”,”Unwritten” are other compositions which floats in the seas of eternal beauty, in seas of blood consumed through dark romanticism and wither hopes. The harmonies and rhythmic guitar elements seems to be the dominating element through the whole album, but handled under different patterns.

Closing the album are “Prince Harming” & “Birthday Girl” tracks with such utile but well executed beautiful atmospheres which surely you will feel in the proper way when looking at your window in a rainy foggy day and the remembrances of nostalgic moments crossing your mind, again and again.

A very interesting album with so many elements worth to explore by this excellent dark gothic act.


MAREK XAVIER MARCHOFF (Usa)

”Fragments-The Undefined Heard Through god Ear”Cdr 2003

(Ovo art)

This is another facet in the existential mirror of Marek Xavier

Marchoff,who is the soul behinds an excellent project known as DIFFERENT STATE, this time reflecting the potential as creative individual I the fields of experimental music. Through “Fragments”, different sounds and elements to create a massive conjunction of expressive abstractart, which must be explored carefully in order to understand the main concept behind this album. “Fragments” includes 6 untitled compositions built into diverse patterns, creating a musical vortex mutating in all directions.

Each one of the 6 compositions has a palpable experimental vision in the way as it’s presented. For example the 2nd track has such cosmic atmospheres which reminds me to Swedish Atomine Elektrine, but with a definite own identity. This track is just excellent, with such atmospheres collapsing themselves into a black hole of musical expressionism. An amazing track for us. The 3rd track has some sea sounds mixed with some ambient atmospheres and child voices creating an experimental electronic voyage to the nucleus in which resides the main source of Mr. Marchoff.

The 4th track is a dark twisted visionary exploration of different sounds and elements which together converges in a very experimental piece full of interesting moments from start to finish. The fifth composition includes dense harmonies generating a dismal atmosphere through the whole structure of the track. So, this release got so much our attention due the eclectic nature of the music in general and how this is developed by Marchoff.a very interesting release worth to check out now. So, for more information just visits Mr. Marchoff page & his anther project DIFFERENT STATE.




BUBEN vs ABSTRACTIVE NOISE (Biel/Gre)

“Dychotomia” Cdr 2008

(NO ANGELS)

“The whole harmony of the World is made up of contradictory elements” …and under such concept both artists generates a perfect dissolution of different soundscapes and elements which express in a sense the nature of both artists. Vladislav Buben is a musician, artist who has released a lot material under his different musical projects and this time he has included 4 compositions, all of them focusing into dark industrial electro beats with a powerful sound which increases more and more with the pass of the tracks. Such repetitive beats and massive electro soundscapes, are developed in a very proper way, due each rhythmic pattern is handled in a whole structured basic line, to create a very interesting musical piece.As for ABSTRACTIVE NOISE, this is a young Greek project focusing into ambient experimental music, with some enigmatic quiet atmospheres surrounding the whole spectrum of the tracks, at least when we hear the first 3 tracks “Ilusion” I,II and III,with dense moments, which seems to float through your mind, all the time. the 3 tracks are well handled and with a personal touch, gives ABTRACTIVE NOISE a highest point when hearing the in deep atmospheres of such tracks. The 4th track is “Oblivion”, another ambient track with dismal atmospheres and obscure patterns, dressed by percussive sounds and elements surrounding the whole track. A very excellent composition worth to explore when listening this split cd.

This one comes in a profi printed cdr in hard foil envelope, is placed in cardboard printed package a5 size after folding, with additional graphic on photo paper inside. foiled limited to 110 hand numbered copies.

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