July 13, 2024

Rasalasad vs. Von Magnet and Wildshores – Magnethism (CD EP – Thisco)

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Genre/Influences: Experimental, abstract, dark-ambient.

Background/Info: In the “Thisobey”-series we got familiarized with Rasalasad joining hands with other guest projects. This latest release, available in a small cardboard box features French artist Von Magnet and his compatriots Wildshores (known from releases on Last Call Records, Optical Sound, M-Tronic…). “Magnethism” features one single cut.

Content: The composition is a single cut over the 17 minutes revealing an impressive sound canvas. It sounds cold and obscure, mysterious and spooky through the addition of ghost-like whispering vocals. The work is somewhere in between experimental and dark-ambient, but also revealing electronic treatments and effects.

+ + + : “Magnethism” is a fully successful experiment between different artists who each seem to have put their own sound color and experimental taste to the work. It seems to be the meeting between visionary artists who clearly don’t care about established genres. I like the raw sound treatments and especially the passages with some echoing-like electronics. The vocals definitely are one of the most specific aspects of the work. It creates a delicious, but mysterious touch.

– – – : The track sometimes sounds like an appendix of different genres, but in the end you can’t label it as one specific music style. That’s probably what makes me call it ‘experimental’ music. But I especially regret there’s only one track composed by this trio.

Conclusion: “Magnethism” covers different genres, but will mainly appeal to lovers of experimental and ambient music.

Best songs: “Magnethism”.

Rate: (7).

Bands: http://rasalasad.tumblr.com / www.vonmag.net / www.facebook.com/VonMagnet-111081538963964 / www.facebook.com/wild.shores

Label: www.thisco.net / www.facebook.com/thiscorecords

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