Test Transmission begins with heavy booms and out of rails robotized vocal samplings à la Kraftwerk. It’s a dance floor track with heavy sequencers and bass on a ‘’hypnolunatic’’ tempo with great synthesized fluidities. Entropy Is Just has Seven Letter Word is a superb track with a very jazzy atmosphere that melts in ears. The tone, synths, percussions and bass are running on a sensual keyboard which is a prescriptive to a melancholy that we want it last forever. Then some great music touches us on the short but surprisingly seducing Three Players in an Artificial Landscape, an acoustic track where the flute is bewitching with an astonishing clearness. XyloCity is, in my opinion, the actualization of Berlin School style. Berlin School refreshed by a cosmic vision which oscillates between spasmodic floating waves and light minimalisms rhythms which progress with a proportioned ferocity. The 2nd part is more furious and bathes into a very libertine jazz ambiance where percussions awake a synth/piano with felted notes on a vicious bass. Quietly the tempo becomes blurred to slide a superb adagio of xylophone glockenspiels which resounds unctuously within ears. This first part of Invisble Fields is simply brilliant and will please to all fans of traditional EM, soft techno or ambient music. Bath, the epic part of Invisible Fields, plunges us in a corrosive ambient with a taste of metallic citrus fruits. Acid and enveloping, it begins on fluids of Martenot waves mixed with synthetic thunders with virulent sparkles. Quietly the movement is stabilized to float with an appeasing slowness, before continuing its way with through sonorous meanders as mysterious as untameable which depicts a paradox as well artistic as emotional. The soft Temporarily Not Available encloses on a tender melancholic touch this superb work of contemporary EM that we hear too seldom.
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