Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Igniael – Blossom (Core Edition) (2017)




  • Electronic music 
  • Ambient pop 
  • Crossover
  • Field recording 
  • New Age 
  • Organic electronica
  • Musique concrète 
  • Art pop

Comment: Iñaki Barrocal aka Igniael is a musician from Andorra, a very small country (467,6 km²) nearby Spain where the Catalan language is the official language. With regard to the artist`s name I can assume he may be a Basque by his own nationality. However, all the songs represented over there are predominantly sung in English. Yeah, the course of 10 tracks is atmospheric, mostly light-hearted and spiritual (predominantly induced by choral singing and emotive chants) though at times one can hear more murky tones and glimpses in his soundscape as if entering into some of the catacombs in Southern Europe by feeling the ephemeral span of a human being. The Grim Reaper and his scythe are doing their work properly but it should not be surprising at all because the balance between life and death must exist. On the other side, given that those sounds of water flowing and chirping the birds and the particular singing one can imagine by attending a place nearby a (bit heretic) monastery being deviated by the strict Catholic canon. Barrocal`s mystical approach reminds me a bit of the Italian legend Alio Die`s spiritual ambient landscapes. Such sort of music I guess could be a poppy example within the circuit of dark folk/neoclassical/dark wave followers. The enchanting issue is a part of the discography of Khannonmusic Studios.
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