April 13, 2024

Aware – Requiem For A Dying Animal (Album – Glacial Movements)

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Genre/Influences: Cinematic, Experimental.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Alexander Glück strikes back with this new opus which comes six years after the debut album “The Book Of Wind”. The album contains four tracks and is inspired by reflection and philosophy, the artist having studied philosophy by the way.

Content: The music of Aware remains easier to understand and more accessible than the concept behind. But this concept has clearly driven the artist to compose a dark Soundscape or Cinematic experience filled with spooky atmospheres and a true arsenal of noises and field recordings. The tracks have been progressively built up without that much evolution but now and then joined by distant vocal effects.

+ + + : The work of Aware remains dreamy although his album sounds definitely darker than its predecessor. An impressive sound canvas has been used to create a dark travel throughout an imaginary work or simply the inner-self. The pictures from the front- and inside cover reinforce the visual strength of the work or simply give more power to the music. This album indeed has a visual strength and has been clearly made to achieve a wider, conceptual theme.

– – – : I think a few extra elements like the effect of spoken samplings, screams ao would give the album a more accessible touch.

Conclusion: Aware brings us again into imaginary traveling but this time it will be a darker experience.

Best songs: “II”, “IV”.

Rate: 7.

Label: www.glacialmovements.com / www.facebook.com/glacialmovements

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