AUN - Alpha Heaven

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Ambient | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Denovali | Autor: CA

Aun lose themselves in their seemingly endless soundscapes. And aim at the fact that also the listener loses himself in these. While the album "Phantom Ghost", released two years ago, already hinted at the intentions of Martin Dumais and Julie Leblanc, these are finally obvious on "Alpha Heaven": It is about the creation of sound landscapes between dream and reality, with which the duo has established its own niche in the wide but still clear refuges of Drones and Noises. But what you can discover in the five minutes of "Alpha", for example, is enough for a whole album with others. Shimmering guitars over atmospheric keys and now and then timid piano tones create a lot of tension and atmosphere. In "Returnia" the guitars give way to a not unpleasant disharmony, which in "War Is Near" merges into an almost ritual holiness. In "Return To Jupiter", the deliberately contrasted lightness of the theme finally dissolves into powerful noises. "Alpha Heaven is mood-intensive until it collapses.

Top Track: Alpha

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