May 20, 2024

Alphaxone – Interdimensional (Album – Cryo Chamber)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Cinematic.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: For more than ten years Iranian artist Mehdi Saleh has been releasing his work under the Alphaxone moniker. Most of his works and collaborative projects have been released by Swedish label Cryo Chamber.

Content: Alphaxone moves exploring the darkest corners of music switching from Dark-Ambient to Cinematic music and vice-versa. The main difference and innovative element of “Interdimensional” is the more explicit Ambient touch in the purest sense of the meaning. It feels a bit like an astral production or dark adaptation of Tangerine Dreams.

+ + + : Mehdi Saleh remains a prolific artist but he dares to walk on new paths. Going back to the ‘roots’ of ambient music isn’t that innovative but the way he mixes old-school Ambient influences together with his own, darker, and Cinematic style is worth discovering. This is a styled and artistic work revealing subtle sonic effects and impressive Dark-Ambient sound treatments.

– – – : The first half of the album is definitely the most interesting one; like the final part suffers from a lack of imagination.

Conclusion: The new Alphaxone-album brings different and renewing elements to the global production. 

Best songs: “Quantum Evo”, “Temporal Vortex”,  “Starfields”.  

Rate: 8.



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