Andreas Akwara - Occult Sanctum (2006)
Gregorian chants, orchestral and synths.
Haunting tonalities churn in the background, while more strident electronics establish a pulsating frontal presence that gradually slides into a melodic flow of piercing notes and rich chords. As the music progresses, soothing rhythms enter the mix along with bouncy sequencing that gets things tastily moving. The introduction of choral voices lends a cathedral touch to the tune. A passage of saxophone contributes a striking diversion, giving way to cascading water drenching the choir.
The third movement introduces chirping diodes to the heavenly melody. Remote strings are ponderously strummed, creating a pleasant tension that hints at even greater ascensions to come.
Buzzing keyboards and portentous drum beats lend the next passage an escalation of melodrama. A certain hesitancy overcomes its reluctance and the music swells with astounding stamina. Conventional percussion rises from the thick electronic miasma to capture attention with a strong rhythmic presence. Peppy tempos further enliven things with the fifth movement. The velocity of the music is increasing, accumulating power with each passing moment. The rhythms gather vigor and volume as the electronics coalesce into a demonstrative melody of ultimate conviction.
The sixth movement is brief and temperate, acting as a recuperative rest stop.
In the seventh passage, wavery electronics prepare the audience for a stratospheric expansion.
The 16 minute finale is soft and moody, allowing ambient soundscapes to flourish as a foundation for the pensive reprise of many previous elements in a sedate structure. The end is tender and reassuring.
Akwara displays a distinct reverence in his compositions, evoking spirituality untainted by religion, stirring the soul with dramatic music. A richness permeates these tunes, injecting a density to the airy flow that remains delicate despite its serious devotion. - Matt Howarth / Soniccuriosity WebSite | Groove.nl
1. Movements I - 5:13
2. Movements II - 10:54
3. Movements III - 9:11
4. Movements IV - 10:39
5. Movements V - 10:39
6. Movements VI - 3:07
7. Movements VII - 5:29
8. Movements VIII - 16:08 Доступно только для пользователей Andreas Akwara - Erwachet (2010)
Flowing and melodic Space music.
Slow swelling Synthspads with the typical ambient style, not many melodies, sounds sometimes like Neuronium. Groove.nl
1. Erwachet Part 1 - 4:02
2. Erwachet Part 2 - 10:44
3. Erwachet Part 3 - 9:40
4. Erwachet Part 4 - 9:55
5. Erwachet Part 5 - 5:26
6. Erwachet Part 6 - 7:23
7. Erwachet Part 7 - 7:17
8. Erwachet Part 8 - 4:02
9. Erwachet Part 9 - 5:24 Доступно только для пользователей Andreas Akwara - Klangbild (2011)
Atmospheric, effects, rhythms and some sequences.
Music in the early Jarre style. Nice tunes, catchy melodies and common rhythms.
Actually matter is nothing more than vibration. Everything we see, or can not see, is an accumulation of vibrations. Tiny particles vibrate, thus creating an interaction which, in summary, makes up every atom, each molecule, everything we define as matter or energy. Thus the manifestation of all this vibration is what we can see or feel. This vibration can be in harmony or not. Being harmonic or not, being in resonance or destroying one another. The basis is however pure particle vibration, leading to energy that we can feel or see. On a four dimensional interstellar basis, we find here the secrets for understanding a coming unified field theory, merging quantum mechanics and the general theory of relativity. This is the mystery behind this album that I called Klangbild.
Cosmic electronics are seasoned with rhythms to explore the nature of matter as vibrations.
While generally soft in character, the electronics exhibit a decent range of authority, with expressions running the gamut from gutsy bass tones to crystalline embellishments. Vaporous tones establish a rather active atmosphere that is the foundation for a plethora of sprightly electronics consisting of lead riffs attended by a glittering host of enhancing effects. (At one point, those effects adopt an organic flair, sounding almost like warbling birds of a cybernetic genus.) A bevy of cosmic sounds persist in surfacing, maintaining a quantum presence in the gentile tuneage.
Keyboards are expansively utilized to concoct the melodies, flavoring the streaming harmonic undercurrents with lively behavior.
Percussives play a vital role in a number of the tracks. But while there is an amount of rhythm boxing lending subtle oomph to a few tracks, the majority of tempos are achieved through the sly application of non-impact pulsations looped to approximate beats.
These compositions are a wonderful soundtrack for physicists who want to kick back and escape from their research by immersing themselves in music that attempts to analyze the quantum definition of matter. The melodies are fluid and captivating--and constantly introducing new variations to the flow, keeping things engaging. A majestic sensibility is predominant in this music, attributing the atomic level the respect it deserves. - Matt Howarth / Soniccuriosity Groove.nl
1. Vorklang - 4:56
2. Klangbild Satz I - 8:15
3. Klangbild Satz II - 5:48
4. Klangbild Satz III - 6:17
5. Klangbild Satz IV - 12:21
6. Klangbild Satz V - 7:43
7. Klangbild Satz VI - 4:29
8. Klangbild Satz VII - 5:50
9. Klangbild Satz VIII - 1:31
10. Nachklang - 5:10 Доступно только для пользователей