Working through an evolving vista of aural aesthetics, Ryan Davis' vision and craft is transformed through "Aeons". Underpinned by a German techno mastery that has found success in the "Sound of the Universe" and Back Home again, shimmering arpeggios hypnotise in muted appeal as a filtered lead line, timeless in structure and execution, melds with crisp rhythmic urgency in dance floor confluence. An assured masterpiece that lives far beyond linear and binary constraints. Revitalised through reinterpretation, the essence of pure emotion is captured by New England majesty and We Are All Astronauts. Original themes cascade across the vast sonic landscape; piano and arpeggio converge in timeless manner and spine-tingling sensation pricks at sensitised skin. Refrains drift on long-held delays juxtaposed by crystal-edged lead, the collage of frequencies and aural shapes touching and departing in random pattern.
With his modus operandi engaging "emotion through sound", Olaf Stuut portrays an image of accomplished Dutch master. Departing from traditional form, beautiful melodic sequences create rhythm and melody in synchronous harmony. Meandering and detuned, freeform and constrained, beats fuse with subterranean frequencies as a genre-defying work is expertly crafted. Scandinavian icons emerge from glaciated mountains that enshrine time in permafrost beauty. Sonic Union and Bastards of Funk hold an exalted place that has long-since sealed a fabled reputation. Robust rhythmic structures ensure time stands still in hypnotic precision before listener reverie is shaken by familiar melodic themes that are flung outwards in centrifugal force spinning around the stereo spectrum in devastating detail. Pulsating analogue bass punches through the lower frequency groove, time stamping a work that stirs to rousing crescendo with freeform skill.
Machines speak with the voice of humanity: "Aeons" defined by the music they generate.