Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Daniel Dorobantu - Knock on the sky and listen to the sound - album review

Daniel Dorobantu is a musician from Romania, whose "Knock on the Sky and listen to the Sound" is a peaceful, dreamy journey with strong Zen-inspired and contemplative elements.

Recorded in 2007 and 2008, the music (split into seven tracks) uses generative electro and acoustic techniques, ending up in a peculiar mixture of bell and environmental sounds next to abstract/experimental edged drone tapestries.

Together they lead the way into vibrant, atmospheric and immersive spaces of wonder, although I wouldn't call the outcome a contemplative, soothing affair. The almost eerie, hypnotizing vibe in the highly improvised and edgy music is the reason for that.
So mind this ambient adventure is not something for the faint hearted.

by Bert Strolenberg @ Sonic Immersion

listen the album:

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