Genre/Influences: Cinematic, Experimental, Ttribal, Technoid.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Berlin (Germany) based Anna Jordan strikes back with her fifth studio album which has been again released on a own label. “Tekhenu” invites the listeners to join and explore mythical dimensions.
Content: The work takes off in a Ritual way but also sounds like a sonic meditation. The work is progressively evolving although holding on this spiritual state Anna Jordan transposed into sounds and intimate atmospheres. Her voice accentuates the mystic dimension. We progressively enter a Cinematic, overwhelming, dimension carried by deep drones. Both last cuts are bringing us back to more familiar fields; kind of Techno-Ambient experiment.
+ + + : The Allegorist never stop exploring new sonic paths whereon the artist is mixing different influences together. The Allegorist can be labeled as one specific genre but “Tekhenu” is the equation of these influences. I like the Ritual input running through this work while both last songs clearly are the most accessible ones for their vague Technoid touch.
– – – : This is a difficult work which needs a few, attentive listening before you can get into it.
Conclusion: “Tekhenu” makes me think of a distant, and unknown, sonic planet which still has to be explored.
Best songs: “Tekhenu”, “Barefoot”, “Through The Forest”, “Trees Of Peace”.
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