Autoclav1.1 – Nothing Outside (Album – Audiophob)

By Oct 30,2020

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Genre/Influences: IDM, Ambient, Cinematographic.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Tony Young has released an impressive number of productions under the Autoclav1.1 moniker since 2004. His newest opus is also the first one released on Audiophob, which is the perfect label for this kind of music.

Content: The album takes off in a rather intimate way revealing Cinematographic piano parts joined by Electronics. Quite progressively the album evolves towards more sophisticated cuts featuring slow, broken rhythms, dreamy synths alternated with cold sequences, but even some more explicit danceable sequences. One of the tracks (cf. “A Bed In Each Window”) even has something pretty groovy-like. It all ends like it started; with a dreamy last track. 

+ + + : I’ve always considered Tony Young as one of the true inventors of IDM mixed with some Industrial and Ambient music. He has released multiple noticeable productions and now strikes back with a real intimate and personal exposure. The Cinematographic genre is mixing reverie and mystery. The songs are meticulously composed with some ‘heavier’ danceable parts. “Hireath” is a little sonic pearl, but I also have to mention the groovy-driven “A Bed In Each Window”. If you prefer the evasive side of the work “Nothing Outside” reflects all the intelligence in sound of this artist.

– – – : From a very personal point of view I would have liked to hear a few more danceable cuts. This could be an idea for a remix album…

Conclusion: Autoclav1.1 is not repeating itself, but simply moving on with the flow. “Nothing Outside” is a great work.

Best songs: “Hireath”, “A Bed In Each Window”, “Nothing Outside”, “Weeds Still Push Through”.

Rate: (8).

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