Wednesday, 1 July 2009

(Reviews 44) CRYSADIA,PAS


CRYSADIA (Mex)
“On Echo” Cd 2009
(Self Released)

Created in 2007, this Mexican Project known as CRYSADIA arrives with its debut album, thorugh 8 compositions of experimental ambient, in which you shall find diverse elements and emotional paradigms highly inspired in nature, mythology and dualities of universe in each passage revealed in the tracks. “On Echo” is an exposition of atmospheres surrounded by calm and sutile soundscapes carved through electronic devises, creating a very interesting release from start to finish. The first tracks included here are “Red Box” and “Evidencia De La Existencia De Amor”, and both tracks suits perfect the structures of experimental music, because both of them are dressed with such evocative atmospheres and electro arrangements perfectly codified to complements the ambient structure of both tracks. Though next tracks “Profundo Oscuro” and “Cancer De Tu Boca” things vary a few, the first one is more an electro track with perfect rhythmic patterns and sticking beats. And the second is more ambient in its own essence with some cosmic atmosphere I must say. “Dale Muerte a Tu Sonrisa” Y “Splendor De Dios” it’s a very sticking track, full of rhythmic patterns and atmospheres with highlight moments. The next is more ambient but still with the dynamism which characterize this release. “Paredes De Recuerdos De La Infancia” y Voces De Esperanza” are the final tracks. Really good debut releases by CRYSADIA, which will be download though its page. So, just explore CRYSADIA’s dimension in order to get a more exact idea from this Mexican experimental ambient project.

PAS (Usa)
“We Have Discovered Your Mother’s Body” Cdr 2007

(Self Released)

POST ABORTION STREES is the representative driving force generated by Robert L. Pepper and Jon Worthley, having in mind to explore the diverse structures into experimental / ambient spaces, but at the same time working with visual and other devises which increases more our interest when hearing the music. This album includes a total of 7 compositions in which you can transport yourself to the ancient regions of Egyptian culture, due the enigmatic mysticism and atmospheres created through the whole album. Opening this release is “Circumsize Your Mind”, a composition focusing into percussive elements and a very in deep atmosphere and dismal arrangements which are really amazing. Through “Night Island” things goes more dense and spectral at the beginning of the track, with perfect work of vocals and some ghastly structures rising to complements perfectly with the general concept of the track. “We Are Boo Da La” is an evocative track full of obscure realities and abstract forms, based in dynamic elements and melodies which together create a very interesting musical piece. Voices and the always interesting percussive elements keep your attention all the time. With “Outside The Void”, AS marked a high point due how the tracks evolves from time to time. A ritualistic expression, focusing so many interesting elements, for example the dark soundscapes embracing such percussive sounds and atmospheres gathering through the whole track. Another interesting composition is “Electric Bliss”, a psychotic structure with the dynamism and identity which characterize each one of PAS releases. “Failure To Perform” emerges through thin percussive beat and spoken voices which suddenly mutates into more rhythmic atmospheres. Closing the album is “Particles I” another track floating into the experimental ambient sounds which PAS has adopted since the very beginning. An interesting purpose by this act coming from Brooklyn Usa.

PAS (Usa)
”Antarctic Tribe” Cdr 2008
(Self Released)

Robert L Pepper, the mastermind of POST ABORTION STRESS, continues with this experimental transmisión keeping the dimensions of creativity and deconstructive expressionism generated through “Antarctic Tribe”. So this time through 12 compositions representing the atavistic exploration of primitive cultures. PAS has developed an album with so many eclectic elements and such sensorial experiences which keeps your subconscious altered into an strange meditative state, where mind, body and spirit, became one abstract form to be evoked by each one of the 12 compositions generated here. “Antarctic Tribe”,” Electric Carving”,”Mechana Drip” are the first 3 compositions here. The first one is an ambient track full of dynamism and eerie atmospheres. The second is more focused into dense reverberations and atmospheres collapsing themselves to create a very strong piece here. The other track is a defragmentation of sounds with such noisy industrial elements which suits perfectly the whole structure of the track. Another great track is “The Shinning Pyramid, a impressive ritualistic track with excellent percussive elements and primitive flute atmospheres which reminds me to Zero Kama at some passages. This track is the best one included here, although the whole ones have such interesting elements worth to explore. “Field Of Sea” emerges as another strong reality with such hard atmospheres and eclectic structures mutating all the time. “Kalanda” floats into cosmic atmospheres dressed by experimental soundscapes surrounded by such elements which keep your senses awaken from start to finish. So a very recommended release to those into experimental ambient material with such ritualistic touch. For more info just visit POST ABORTION STRESS page.