|bolrigami wrote on 27/06/10, 7:56 am|
|this is excellent!|
|Ashton Kutcher wrote on 06/04/09, 7:47 pm|
|You just got Punk'd|
|saft wrote on 01/04/09, 8:16 am|
|I can understand why mr. Eeben is not a favourite for some, but for me it's just insane enough to be one of my favourite composers of all time (dating back to his demoscene material from the early 90's). |
The album starts off with 'March of the feathers' which is a tad bit boring, until you get a nice surprise near the end. Next up is a wonderful folkmusic inspired track called 'Battle of essential possesions' which remind me a lot of the Swedish progg movement band Kebnekaise. The third track, called 'The grand opposition', is a fusion inspired little gem that sounds a bit like some of Henderson's/Tribal Tech's works. 'Executions of crunch hill' is a mishmash of different styles with that particular Eeben touch, I don't know how to describe this track - better listen to it yourselves. My absolute favourite track on this album is 'April's theme' which is a slow sad wailing jazz'ish ballad. The chord pads here remind me of slow waves quietly splashing over a cold beach somewhere in April - a very beautiful track indeed. The album ends with 'The chief' which I can only describe as DnB meets Bach meets Aleeksi Eeben. The lead in this track makes it my second favourite.
All in all an album that will spend a long time in my playlist in the months/years to come.
|micksam7 wrote on 27/03/09, 7:26 am|
|Mmmh, I'm not a big fan of Aleksi Eeben's stuff.|
Unfiltered sounds, and a very childish or toyish theme. While some parts are nice [my favorite: 'the grand opposition'], some of this sounds like it's right out of a Kirby game.
I can see how others like it, it having a unique and very interesting take compared to most other kahvi sounds, but it makes me long for older tracks from the collective instead of enjoying it by itself.
|rubicante wrote on 24/03/09, 2:56 am|
|Mr Aleksi returns with yet another intriguing EP to grace the Kahvi Label. While many electronic music fans might wonder what is going on in this release, I think they might be missing the point of what is happening in the music. It start's out simply enough with reminiscent hints of childlike tunes melting into a pot of beats and playful sounds that seem to be something more akin to a video game track than an actual EP. It wasnt until the third track however that I suddenly became aware of the ep taking a more mature and chilled stance. Every now and then that playful feel of chaos/music would suddenly dip up and down, then suddenly I realized that this EP is not something meant to be taken into the context of most other genres, but something more a development of a style almost forgotten in the sands of musical time. I am of course talking about the .XM and.MOD days of making music that had a distinct and original feel that developed out of the 'any and everything goes' days of the internet. I found this EP to be a great development by a Legend in the scene and I suspect will be a cult classic.|
Favourites: March of the feathers, Executions of Crunch Hill, The Chief
|4T wrote on 21/03/09, 7:08 am|
|Mr Introspective: Personally, I think its actually got a lot going for it - a couple of the tracks take a while to get into, but those mentioned in my writeup grab you.|
|Reklusive wrote on 21/03/09, 4:27 am|
|This has been on Aleksi Eeben's site for a while now, well its good that Kahvi is giving it some more publicity.|
|JRice wrote on 20/03/09, 6:18 pm|
|I think perhaps you should have waited until 4/1 to release this.|