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Old 04-20-2009, 07:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adonai's Ambient/Noise reviews

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I know there aren't many ambient/noise fans, so I want to popularize the genre. For those who are trying to get into ambient or are just not experienced much in ambient, you can request a track/album review and you will know if it's any good (would be useful for new people in ambient). Leave a message in this topic, PM me or contact me via Skype (but I'm really rarely on Skype).


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Aythis - Glacia
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This sounds promising, I am hoping to find plenty of new ambient artists (not too huge on the noise side of things, but you never know)
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd be interested in the noise side, definitely.
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I will be interested in both
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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OK, will write some soon If you are interested if some artists are good or not, post them here.
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a "best of" could be useful, for artists like merzbow, wolf eyes, NON, kk null... maybe whitehouse?
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Japanoise is baaaad. Totally non-atmospheric. Wolf eyes are cool. NON is also cool, but a little bit weird. But the idea is cool.
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i'd say that's a generalization when it comes to merzbow, but at the same time it's kind of the point. dehumanized, cold, industrial -- it reflects rather than distracts.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Akira Yamaoka is a good one to review. He is one of the best ambient music composers out there. Only his Silent Hill soundtracks are ambience though.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Aythis - Glacia




Year : 2009
Genre : Neoclassical Ambient
Label : Prikosnovénie/Nove


The Tracklist :
1. The Violet
2. Le Temps d'un voyage
3. Autan Noir
4. Glacia's Elegy
5. Forget me not
6. Moonlit Path

The album is composed of an ethereal voice, sad/funeral/depressive keyboard melodies and orchestral/military drums. The tracks are fluid-like and very atmospheric. It makes you think about many things : life, death, your future, things you can/can't do etc. The atmosphere itself is very dark, but the haunting melodies make it a bit "lighter" than it seems to be. The music is very deep, so you can relax and fall asleep very easily. Sometimes you start listening and you wake up from a some kind of trance only when the whole album is over. At least I do. The album doesn't share any concepts of noise ambient, so the tracks aren't chaotic and have a melody and sometimes a slow, soothing orchestral drum beat. If there's a piano melody in the song, it just takes over your mind and drives you away. It's really amazing.

The voice. I tried to figure out the lyrics on my own a few times, but I failed horribly. Every time I started to listen carefully to the voice, I was fascinated with it and just couldn't concentrate anymore. So I suggest you to just enjoy this beauty.

My favourite track is "Le Temps d'un voyage". It starts with a sound of rain and then a slow, haunting keyboard theme fades in. The voice in this track perfectly suits the instumentals and the rare, quiet drum kicks are a great addition to the lyrical, mystical atmosphere.

In conclusion, I would recommend this to ALL male human beings. Aythis is a woman and since ambient music is a part of your soul, we (men) can explore women' soul and perception by using the small window into their winds provided by Glacia and her album.


The Rating
I know, giving 10 of 10 isn't good, but I just can't give it less. Please don't start thinking I am one of those guys that give all albums 10 of 10. It's totally wrong. But this album is just amazing, I haven't seen better Neoclassical ambient works in whole my life. It's just stunningly amazing. So, it deserves 10/10 from me. It's so amazing that after downloading the album I listened to it twice, then deleted the files and ordered two legal copies of it. I even think about donating money to her.

10/10
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