Genre/Influences: Electro-ambient, cinematographic, IDM.
Background/Info: Set up in 2009, Morego is the project of Iranian artist ‘Morego Dimmer’ who gained some recognition with his dark-ambient project Xerxes The Dark while he’s still involved with other projects such as Nyctalllz, Ostanes, Nahan, Blind Owl ao. “Solivagant” is the second album from Morego.
Content: Morego invites the listener to visit a sonic canvas made of electro-ambient atmospheres, slow rhythms and broken beats, cinematographic passages and intelligent sound treatments. The work is quite diversified and characterized by an intelligent sound approach.
+ + + : I like the diversity of this album and especially the more IDM-driven cuts such as “Petrichor” and “Ascension”. Both cuts reflect a great sound intelligence, but I also enjoyed the progression running through the tracks. It moves to a crescendo till an imaginary sound climax. This album has something delicate and subtle. I refer to the astral-like piano play running through “Clairvoyance” and refined arrangements of the opening cut “Exordium”.
– – – : The tracks are pretty short and that’s sometimes a pity as I would like to hear some cuts in an extended version. I think it could have been cool as well to add now and then a few chants or spoken samplings.
Conclusion: Morego Dimmer is an artist from many talents and this project is an intimate and nice surprise.
Best songs: “Petrichor”, “Ascension”, “Clairvoyance”.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 2 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.