Sunday, July 31, 2016

Darcin – Castor Volant (2009)

  • Drone 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimental electronica 
  • Space music 
  • Minimalism 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Microtonal 
  • Sound art 
  • Abstract 
  • Ambient drone

Comment: let’s keep reviewing in the vein of the discography of Montrèal, Canada-based No Source/Panospria imprint. Nicolas Dion aka Darcin`s issue is an undoubtedly methodical listening because these three pieces used to unveil throughout 67 minutes. Furthermore, the compositions are quite disparate; especially the second track Bonus Piano is something of a cut-up sort, where silence is varied with very short, wispy sonic bits. Later on, all those bits will be subjected to unsteady wobbling. It would be interesting to know why the artist decided for the sake of this kind of composition. Given that I am just feeling myself fairly curious to know the rationale of such a sort of dividing line, however, the track is fabulous. Castor Volant is the lengthiest composition on it, unveiling its brilliant nature throughout a span of 33 minutes. It is the contemporary kind of drone music being in general produced for small tape imprints with small print-runs oftentimes residing at Bandcamp. Furthermore, it is the contemporary sort of minimalism while listening to this immense piece one can perceive tickling sensations coming out of those incessantly undulating waves, which will be broadening the more the 33-minute course reaches the end. In a word, it is a gentle, in-depth psychedelic experience. Bonus Process could similarly be categorized as drone music though its accents are a little bit different. More profoundly, it is more abstract chiming like the sound of the engine of a space rocket having reached a very remote distance from Earth. Because of that it could be admitted to be a part of ambient drone music/space music. It is similarly captivating and laid-back though its method is set up otherwise. In a nutshell, the outing is a fascinating issue, which even would predict the hype of analogue-based drone music some years before. It is mesmerizing how Nicolas Dion excels at producing and investigating minutiae within the soundscape. Get it now. Yeah. 
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