Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ieva – Insones (2012)

  • Post-rock 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Avant-rock 
  • Sampledelic 
  • Ambient 
  • Electro-acoustic 
  • Field recording 
  • Musique concrète 
  • Drone 
  • Art music 
  • Acousmatic music 
  • Ambient rock 
  • Experimental electronica

Comment: Samuel Andrè aka Ieva's 10-track issue is a beast. It is like a dragon with many heads which are to shake and burst flames from their unfathomable throttles. It starts off in a ghastly droning way by using poignant concrete music samples, microscopic noises, vocal samples of unknown origin and hissing electro-acoustic shards to design something truly stunning and memorable. On the other side, it is a sort of ambient music and clearly chatting up with anonymity. It might remind you the first three albums by Tim Hecker. Later on, the (dis)course of Ieva's music turns into something surprising because it will be the sort of post-rock though a weird and staggering one. More profoundly, it chimes like being played by hippies from the 22nd century full of magic, elemental touch and power of nature. Being obviously more educated and sophisticated than nowadays rabid feminist and neo-Marxist crap imbued with useless exaggerations, warped political correctness and artificial restrictions. It is the philosophy of escapism being something natural and organic and fairly appealing. It can be considered a sort of rock music though with some reservations because other stylistic elements are there around ready to intervene. Let's listen to Implants, it is a spacey jangle pop with glitches and mystical singing of unknown language. It showcases a perfect balance between experimental and affectionate approach. Musically it slightly reminds me of Paavoharju's Laulu Laakson Kukista (2008, Fonal). Later on, it turns towards the emotionally more buried and hushed approach the album started with. In a nutshell, the result is an excellent issue not only in the world of post-rock and ambient world but in overall. The issue is a part of the discography of a finest one, Test Tube.
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