|Polaski wrote on 01/05/08, 4:14 pm|
|This is definitely worth implementing in some upcoming mixes.|
|Tokafi wrote on 01/05/08, 4:14 pm|
|'The soundtrack to „Bladerunner“ has turned into something of a cult release with a new generation of soundartists and electronic artists. Fatboy Slim's Norman Cook once even listed it as one of his ten all-time favourite albums. Why on earth none of these admirers decided to manifest their love in their music has always been a mystery to me. Maybe the excuisite timbres and threedimensional production of Greek composer Vangelis simply proved impossible to copy, while his melodic inventiveness represents a league of its own anyway. Which is why Mikael Fyrek hasnt even tried to go there. „In riots of colors they spin“ is a pastiche, yes, but it is so without all too obvious quotes and samples. Instead, Fyrek plays Vangelis the way he resonates within him, as a sort of personal translation of the emotions stirred by the classics. Thanks to his honesty, the short four-track EP has turned out a deep, heartfelt and sublime piece of musical reverence. Opener „The tiny greens and whites“ is still modelled on the „Bladerunner“ love theme, bell-like bass drops opening up a space filled by long, sustained pads and an ebbing and swelling sequencer pattern. „Giant reds and blues“ is more of a single, continued chord scheme, coloured in perpetually changing shades, while a melancholic summer rain melts with a downward chime pattern, a choir sighing softly and dry bass grunts on „The smaller oranges and yellows“. Fyrek's music is tender and dreamy, but he juxtaposes this softness with decided, abrasive percussions and controlled distortions effects. In this respect, he is taking his music beyond the stage of mere dedication. As autumn approaches, these are breathing, emotional soundscapes with a yearnful touch. Curious as to how this man would approach a full-length.'|
|Nightmorph wrote on 01/05/08, 4:13 pm|
|A thoroughly excellent, themed release all around. The bar has been set even higher. It's worth using a whole blank CD, even though it only clocks in at 20 minutes. That's my highest praise for music. Worth perma-preserving. It's jumbled colors and textures and shifting winds and shooting stars all at once.|
Especially the second track is compelling. It's beautifully haunting, or perhaps hauntingly beautiful? Close your eyes and turn out all the lights. It's like all the pain and joy of life and all of existence has been wrapped into this one track. The third track then wraps you up and takes you for a walk in the cold wind, in far off empty places.
Listen to this album at midnight and feel yourself pulled upward. It's impossible to keep the mind from visualizing and introspecting and reveling in the tones and colors of this album.
My only complaint is that it's too short; only four tracks. But like life, it's short and awesomely, evocatively bittersweet, so make the most of it!
Hey Mikael, when can we expect more?
|FarmInAfrica wrote on 01/05/08, 4:13 pm|
|The kahvi bar has just been raised...again! Shortly after 2 great, GREAT albums (Alexey V and Planet Boelex) comes this generally impressive little monster. The quality, particularly the first 2 tracks, is more than enough to carry it through, they really get the emotions up - which is a good thing.|
4 utterly awesome tunes and a clean proof that Kahvi is indeed swinging once again..Top marks all the way!
|Generalfuzz wrote on 01/05/08, 4:13 pm|
|Excellent, imaginative, melodic sound scapes. Color me impressed.|
|Rubicante wrote on 01/05/08, 4:13 pm|
|This man can certainly make music. The whole thing reminds me of some washed out epic movie. The naming scheme for the tracks is quite rich as well.|
|Brioskj wrote on 01/05/08, 4:13 pm|
|When the listeners enjoy Fyrek music, they can "relax to in a dark room with the rain falling outside"...indeed!|
Fyrek pads create the right atmosphere to close the eyes and to erase too many thoughts.
My favourite track is the first, I like particularly how the drum and arpeggio go out after the wonderful beginning.
|Micksam wrote on 01/05/08, 4:13 pm|
|Because I care:|
The cover art is nice, the girl looks artifical, 3D, or the lighting is very weird. Nice mirroring of the tile. The font and title is a bit meh, but it's always hard to figure out want font to use anyway.
Because I have to:
Music is nice. Yeah, really nice. I've never really seen[/heard?] bladerunner, so I placed my vote in the second option. These polls always confuse me anyway. ;D