Arpeggios which are succeeding nervously and jolting on Occam’s Razor intro make of this track one of the highlights of Invisible Landscapes. We are in Low’s Bowie era with a nervous minimalist structure which tinkles on an abstract tempo. Synth layers are superbly suave and the hypnotic rotary circle of Occam’s Razor is absolutely fascinating beneath its sky of gaily-coloured eclectic sound effects. It’s a very good musical piece, quite as Whistle the Moon which goes into an electro-acoustic kind that could have been some of the best moments of Fax label and Skyrapper which offers some Memory Geist reminiscences. Song for Vega is a heavy meditative circular movement where chords turn around synth layers filled by spirits of old and dark organs’ tones. It’s a track as much sombre and effective as Fractured Sound but more melodious and which flows on a ceaseless stream of gleaming synth.
It took me some listening but I eventually learn to appreciated this style so unique to Steve Barnes where New Age is so near while being so far with these soft melodies which flow on structures at once harmonious and electronic but sometimes complex and occasionally dark. With its13 tracks which cross the road of an enormous musical variety, Invisible Landscapes is a surprising collection where variables styles overlap in a delicate harmonious freedom. Even if we always have this vague impression of hearing the same melodious structures, they always end by getting lost and sink at the whim of ambiances and atmospheres just as much diversified. Beautiful, sometimes poetic but constantly harmonious, Invisible Landscapes is the ideal opus to furnish the ambiances when we are in agreeable company.
AD Music: AD 87CD
Sylvain Lupari (2011)
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