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Sinexoid – Mute

Sinexoid – is a project of Alexey Rodin (also known as Adaptcore, Hydrocore Wise, Human Terminal), a musician from Moscow Region, Russia, whose albums emerged on such labels, as Dark Winter, Benekkea, Rec72 and NoiseKoncept. His newest work, called “Mute”, which will be reviewed here, Alexey released by himself, and, as it can be understood from the listening, he really knows what to release, what to present to the listeners.  Starting with soft piano attack of “Awakening” with its pure and weightless substance, “Mute” opens its doors, but the first thing you can see after awakening is “Melancholy”. I must admit, it is not a black melancholy – it is a rainbow feeling, full of airy sounds. Maybe it is also a preparatory track for a listener, because in a melancholical state you can perceive more sides of Existance, than you can, being in euphoria – because you are opened for impressions and thoughts of opposite orders. Then comes “Time Of Dissolution” with its a little bit brittle rhythm, though good preserved by tranquil melody and mild riffs. Listening to “Avoiding Me”, I saw some influences of maybe Ulrich Schnauss, in “We Have No Choice” – influences of Boards Of Canada, and on some other tracks. We often are afraid of this notion – “influence”, but in some cases, to which Sinexoid belongs, we must be proud of such influences – just because they are good and beneficial. Of course, I can be wrong in defining those influences, but I can’t do anything with my subjective approach. Now, let’s make a jump over some tracks and come to “People Are Fragile”  with its considered architecture and atmosphere. For me this track seemed a sum of the means and ways, used in the entire album – it is evident, that the author put the larger part of his creative mood into this piece. It isn’t very powerful as some previous tracks, but its power is hidden inside and in its title, I agree, that people are fragile. But it is wonderful, that some of such fragile people can make such great music.

Sinexiod’s official site

Download and enjoy “Mute”

Aeroshell – Lighthugger Single

For the first time on Agniworld a single-release is reviewed – it is the almost 7 minutes track “Lighthugger” by Aeroshell. This piece of music is not as long, as the works, reviewed earlier, but it is distinguished by the fact, that the artist managed to put so much of his inner force, imagination and to create a very magic and peculiar atmosphere, that these 7 minutes will be definitely enough to fall in love with this music. Actually, the style of this Aeroshell’s item of creation belongs to IDM-line, which is closely connected with ambient. Here you can find all traditional features, characteristic of this style – pleasant, but stable and forceful rhythm, deep and penetrating bass, and, of course, airy and imponderable ambient piece – the fundamental and determinant factor, which gives the whole thing a very unique colouring. “Lighthugger” is presumable derived from two words – “light” and “hug”, and together these two meanings create rather a placid and benigh concept and feeling of of either being hugged by the light or maybe hugging with the light. So, join the comfort of Aeroshell’s “Lighthugger”.

Self-release page (Bandcamp)

Anshlavs – Father Of A New Sun

There is not so much information about the mentioned artist, Anshlavs. It is only known, that he is in prison since 2000 and after having got the access to a computer, he started writing music. Before losing his freedom, he was also interested in experimental music. So, many pages of Anshlavs’ life are indeterminate. Now, let’s proceed to his album “Father Of A New Sun”, released on Qulture Production label. The style is defined as the mixture of IDM, ambient and experimental. The tracklist is comprised by 20 tracks with the general duration of 1 hour and 17 minutes. Syncopated rythms together with stable and powerful ones, aggressive ambient drones together with light and fanciful ones – all that you can hear in this albim. I should also say, that this music could be a good accompaniment for a video game, with extraterrestrial adventures, ubiquitous dangers and mystic atmosphere. The experimental character of the album is good amplified by the cover picture, presumably self-made, with only a pencil and a sheet of paper. On it you can see a strange creature, some sharp-toothed hybrid of a human and a worm, that may be is the hero of the 17th and 18th tracks from the album. So, have a listen to Anshlavs’ “Father Of A New Sun”.

Anshlavs’ “Father Of A New Sun” on Qulture Production label: http://www.qulture.ru/?menu=2&mp3=205