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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Lupari


Updated: Aug 24, 2020

This is a compilation which respects the musical signature of Ultimae Records with 12 tracks which tie up psybient moods to morphic rhythms

1 Drone Flower (Miktek) 8:12

2 Aeolis Mons (Mer-A) 8:25

3 Slow Motion (Lars Leonhard) 6:22

4 Turning Down (Muridae) 5:51

5 Plenitude (Fingers in the Noise) 5:54

6 Onyx (Aes Dana) 6:57

7 Morning Drops-Part I (I Awake) 3:04

8 Seance (36) 5:46

9 Morning Drops-Part II (I Awake) 3:07

10 Phaeton Remains (Scann-Tec) 8:43

11 Complex A (Circular) 8:24

12 Quasi Stellar (Mer-A) 6:43

Ultimae Records inre056

(CD/DDL 76:03) (V.F.)

(IDM, EDM, down-tempos, psybient)

The first 3 minutes of Drone Flower are fed of droning waves and others sharper, more musical which cover the distant noises of a small industrial tribe. We float inside an egg cell where the outside life is perceptible and yet quite very far. And we get into life throughout the delicate pulsations which structure a soft tempo that a delicate line of piano harmonizes with the notes of a dreamy guitar, while quietly the pulse of percussions entails us in a morphic universe, where are floating the tears of synth which cry like violins of silk. Drone Flower is the first one of 12 music pieces where the atmospheres, wrapped with tones of crackling metal, float over rhythms and over melodies fragmented by directional indecisions. It's also the beginning of a compilation as strange as mesmerizing where the music is enveloping our senses as much as it mystifies our pulsatory rhythm. Oxyacantha, or Hawthorn, is a tree among which the leaves and berries are legendary known for their curative properties on the heart. It's also the title chosen by Mahiane, a famous French DJ who is strongly inspired by the nature and its esoteric side, for a compilation of titles wisely selected and delicately staged in a context of ambient music to the experimental fragrances. OXYCANTA III is a compilation which respects the musical signature of Ultimae Records with 12 tracks written by a crowd of emergent artists who experiment surrealist sonic atmospheres on slow lunar rhythms where the sound dresses of all of its forms and inconceivable dimensions, marrying universes as well microscopic as macroscopic. And throughout the 12 chapters of OXYCANTA III, we have this mesmerizing impression to be immersed by the circadian rhythms of a symphony of lunar down-tempos and by their organic pulsations.

The very beautiful Aeolis Mons pours between our ears like a luminous sonic river where a crowd of pulsations and jingles of eclectic tones make noise and sparkle on the delicious undulations of a bass line. The melodies are cruelly incomplete and draw plans of lyricism on a sound pattern as much allegorical as surrealist which pushes the hearing experiment up to the end of its cycle. This is a wonderful track which kisses my memories of Pink Floyd and the futuristic phases of Carbon Based Lifeforms' musical visions. Here are 2 tracks sensibly chosen which start this last compilation of the Lyon label on the right track. We stay in the darkness of the senses with Slow Motion whose drummed riffs are melting within heavy and slow synths layers which float on livelier, on more alert pulsations. The boom-booms resound dully and transcend the cracklings of the tribal percussions and the waves of organic pulsations which make noise while they evaporate into metallic hoops and elastic lines which float in a