If you magnify the echoes made from drops of water as they travel
down steel pipes, you might discover what Andrei Lanes
has; an orchestra of sounds that makes for a solid basis in which
to build full-bodied compositions. Electronic artist Andrei Lanes
is at it once again with his latest release Fractal Collapse,
building electronic symphonies that transport the listener to
magical sounding realms. These are places that require a vivid
imagination in order to be able to construct, like the imagination
it takes to follow the echoing sounds made by droplets of water
as they pass through steel pipes. Andrei's use of mobile digital
beats wired by shapeshifting electronic impulses is wickedly esoteric
and scintillating to the senses. He uses robotic movements moderately
and accentuates the sci-fi aspects which make listeners feel like
they are traveling into another galaxy. Galactic-electronica and
cosmic-techno are forms of music that Andrei creates on Fractal
Collapse. It is unlike anything you have experienced, yet
the music has melodic esthetics which make it appealing for global
audiences to enjoy, and avant-garde enough to make it a unique
artistic expression with ambient-soaked landscapes and sonic valves.
It is an album that is impossible to dislike no matter what are
your musical preferences.
Tracks like "Ad Noctvm," "Shapeshifter,"
and "Samaire" feel like child's play using electronica
linings, digital schematics and laser-like formations that excite,
fascinate and hold the listener in awe of an empyrean world. Performed,
arranged and produced by Lanes, the album suspends a startling
constellation of galactic atmospherics and spy-like thematics
using a multitude of spectral hues. The opening track "Eyeliner"
combines robotic and organic piercings with a child-like play,
as the funky digital fragments of "Phantom" paint a
sonic landscape with a deluge of wiggling notes and squiggling
lines. The capsules of notes alternate from moving with swiftly
skiing glides to erecting colossal electronic bonfires. The spellbinding
tonic of sound waves in "Amyland," which is dedicated
to Evanescence's lead singer Amy Lee, evolves into
fascinating sonic contraptions. Following in this artistic vane
is the fuselage of suspense-filled electronic patterns of "Hydra
Electrolight" with notes moving all over the place, jostling
about while maintaining a symphonic unity and preening a shiny
lapis lazuli luster. The magnetic fields of "Balearic Interchange"
have a startling brilliance, while the beguiling ninja movements
of "Cheshire (Delta Edit)" prompt martial arts captions
in the mobility of the electronic notes.
Fractal Collapse is all instrumentals so there are no
lyrics and the tracks don't suffer from a lack of vocals. Lanes
keeps the music moving and transforming into new art forms, which
make them attractive in and of themselves. I found nothing to
dislike about Fractal Collapse, but a lot to like. The
electronica formations and digital soundscapes are decorative,
but they also feel very natural and empyreal. It is like the music
that you expect galaxies to make with the instruments that you
expect their heavenly bodies to use. The album has rich content
and ingenuity, which engages in outer-space dimensions. It is
music that you don't mind being consumed by, you may even welcome
the onslaught of electronic music.
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