Kicking off Christmas release week for 2009 is Kahvi regular - Alkor. "Still before the sunrise" is a dreamy escapade into a surreal sunrise approaching on the horizon. Six tracks of excellence in the usual Alkor vein, with swirling pads, solid basslines and all the addictive ingredients we're used to.
With just over 30 minutes playing time, this gentle introduction to a week of classic and strong releases will ease you into the rhythm.
Track of choice is track 6 - one day above the clouds. The kind of track to send a chill down your spine every time you give it a listen, yet oddly familiar in a way?
Incredible work yet again, Alkor! I love the subtle nods to "Sniezny Kaloryfer" and "The Heart that went to the Moon" you mixed in. Just beautiful and engrossing.
sylvainulg wrote on 17/12/09, 10:59 am
Well-constructed electronic ambiances and clear sound ... The perfect musical companion for a hot chocolate mug during a watch-the-snowflakes time ... or for midnight coding.
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Des ambiances ?ctro tr?r?sies, un son pur ... Le compagnon id? d'une tasse de chocolat chaud pendant qu'on regarde tomber la neige sous un plaid. . . Ou de la programmation nocturne.
nightmorph wrote on 15/12/09, 8:18 pm
What can I say? As usual, this is lush, rapturously relaxing. It actually reminds me of one of my very favorite groups of all time, Danish ensemble Bliss, when they produced their Quiet Letters album. It's got that same soothing orchestral sound, mixed with delicate organic drumming. That's a compliment -- it takes a lot of talent to achieve something like that.
It's at once soft and warm, cool and swirling, drenched with dew. Alkor shows us a cooler side from his previous release Small Suburban Heartbeats, but it still has that same measured pace, gently leading the way into deep dreams. This is a real solid release. Thanks again, Alkor.
Advnt wrote on 15/12/09, 3:11 am
Continuing the high quality standard of the exceptional alkor, this release is a joy to listen to. I hope to hear more from this great artist in the future.