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Andrei Lanes
Verity
(self-released)
www.lanespro.com


Electronica artist Andrei Lanes composes cinematic pieces that are continually in a state of motion, emitting crystal clusters soaked in a solution of profound sonic assortments and viaducts of cryptic symphonies sprouting from the main artery. Lanes' latest recording Verity takes the sound explorer once again into the depths of the cosmic ethers and the embodiment of celestial dialogues as he sows fields of melodic instrumentation and brands them with modern eclectic trimmings and laser-like flares. Lanes constructs techno embossed chambers riddled with droplets of keyboard-toned pellets and suspensions of strings. The music is constantly traveling, held together by the synchronized ticking of the percussive beats as snaking curves jut out and retract. It is music amassed with futuristic expressions and cosmic odysseys.

Tracks like "Abyss" and "Asylum" are a roiling cauldron of dark, ghostly hues, and the haunting echoes strewn across "Things Down There" are latticed in a nomadic scrolling. The striking beats of "Motion Created Emotion" are embellished by wavy spirals and peplums of digital pouching sequined by dancing bubbles and ambient splashing. The music sounds like it is speaking in an astral language that connects with the human sensory system. There is a subterranean feel to "Dreamcatcher" like the music is a backdrop for an under water expedition, as the agility in the zigzagging cuts of "Amyland Triquetra,' Lanes' tribute to singer-songwriter Amy Lee, and "I Can Be Anything" are outfit in orchestral flusters and sci-fi glossed palisades.

Mastered by Sam Skaff at Mix Lab, Verity is cast in a space age molding. With all tracks written, programmed, and produced by Andrei Lanes, the songs are polished to a Paul Van Dyk shine and bronzed in electro-fused elements that bring out the tracks futuristic vibe. A blend of the melodic with the eclectic enables Verity to jump out at listeners.

-Susan Frances

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