Eardrops – Gravity Has No Right To Define Up And Down (Album – Krater Recordings)

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Genre/Influences: Expérimental, Cinematic.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Eardrops is a new project resulting from the collaborative efforts between  Claus Poulsen (Denmark)  and Sascha Stadlmeier (Germany). They both are involved with other projects but joined forces to unleash this debut album.

Content: The album stands for Experimental music that has been conceived by Electronic sound manipulations and field recordings on one side but also the use of authentic instruments like violin, zither ao on the other side. Sounds and noises are coming together in a Cinematic approach featuring a few freaky passages. 

+ + + : There’s a visual strength running through some of the tracks but especially the opening cut “Aux Minor” is worthy of examination. I especially like the use of acoustic instruments -which even played in an Experimental way, injecting an authentic and artistic touch to the work. 

– – – : I regret there’s no visual part to accompany the album which would for sure empower the effect of the music. This is not the most accessible production.

Conclusion: “Gravity Has No Right To Define Up And Down” is a difficult album which will however struck a nerve of Experimental music lovers.

Best songs: Aux Minor, “Bavarian Seas”.

Rate: 6.

Artist: www.facebook.com/eardrops.ambient

Label: http://krater.audiophob.de / www.facebook.com/groups/audiophob

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