Ireen Amnes – In The Land Of Silence (Album – Sonic Groove Experiments)
Genre/Influences: Ambient, experimental, electronic.
Format: Digital, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Ireen Amnes is a British producer and founder of the collective Under My Feet. This album also is the first full length production by Ireen Amnes and also the first work released by Sonic Groove Experiments –which is the experimental sub-division of Sonic Groove.
Content: This album is pure electro-ambient like and totally devoted to the pure astral sound atmospheres. Some passages are reminding me of Jean-Michel Jarre if he would have started making music today… From overwhelming ambient sound waves to linear and minimal sequences to more orchestral arrangements, this music is clearly made to accompany a visual work.
+ + + : the atmosphere created by Ireen Amnes has something awe-inspiring; it all feels a bit like danger is hiding somewhere and can suddenly break through. I like the space sound treatments, but still the minimalism running through “Dissonance” and “Snow Of Tears”, which sounds as inspired by Jarre.
– – – : This work has nothing in common, with the ‘regular’ Sonic Groove productions so you better realize this is something totally different! I don’t have anything against this experimental side of the label although I’m missing a climax.
Conclusion: Ireen Amnes sounds like an ambient electro traveler, creating imaginary spaces with mysterious corners.
Best songs: “Dissonance”, “Snow Of Tears”, “Life will Tear Us Apart”.
Label: www.sonicgroove.com / www.facebook.com/Sonicgrooverecords
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