Snowdrops – Inner Fires – Forwind

Something about listening to this latest collection from the collaborative minds of Christine Ott and Mathieu Gabry pitches the decay of autumn against imagined fragments of regeneration forthcoming this spring. There’s an inherently organic feel to it all care the instrumentation alongside an otherworldly fuse of electronics adding an edge of uncertainty. Much like the seasons change is ever evolving, ever present. The four numbers include diving headlong into a whirlwind of introspection via the opening Elevation coupled with a cracked flirtation of Jazz on Shadow Society / A piece of freedom. The low-end theory dominating the piano which engulfs the mood and atmosphere of the final RÜPTUR 47 is suitably gigantic granting the listener free flights of fancy imagination amid Richard Knox’s cutting guitar.

Buy https://forwind.bandcamp.com/album/inner-fires
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Theodore Wild Ride – Theodore Wild Ride – Icarus Records & Consouling Sounds

On a final note this week comes a highly recommended album from Christine Ott, Mathieu Gabry and Ophir Levy collectively known as Theodore Wild Ride who have produced a magical blend of classical and electronic reference points linking each avenue form A-Z. At times this is haunting and melancholic at others soaring and heavenly. Listening, or rather experiencing, the music contained within is thrilling because you don’t know which twist or turn is going to occur next, also because the influences which appear apparent are diverse like the sound of world turning. In the end it’s all down the reverberation accompanying the space that expands around the stringed instruments as they play, complimented by an evocative use of recording process capturing each sound and washing it with emotion. Again and as with all important sequences of music this is about the sum of its parts, rather than picking out one particular track. This is music that speaks to you in reverential tones.

Buy https://icarusrecords.bandcamp.com/album/theodore-wild-ride
https://www.instagram.com/theodorewildride/

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