Stacking different genres without some coherent connection may not be as offensive, but it lacks personality; it’s just a matter of learning the basics of different styles and then play them one after another.
Scored with a 9.3 out of 10, Six asymmetric studies plays with different elements without sounding overwhelming or aimless; it is an excellent demonstration of the balance that different genres can find together living under the same roof.
… The electronic and synthetic textures flutter freely around organic, stringed instruments, and thanks to this balance, the album does not feel totally inclined towards electronic music nor totally rooted in classical or jazz, but creates a universe within itself…
… The closing track ends the album with a guitar ostinato that slowly becomes drenched in overdrive, static, ominous legatos and frightening drones made by the double bass; the instrument sounds so clear, that you can feel each thread of the bow falling apart as it scraps the gargantuan strings of the heavy instrument.
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March 2, 2020 6:53 pm