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Athens of the North

Released: 04.09.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full of both grand ideas (a conceptual album reflecting the meandering journey along the River Tay) and fine musical execution, Andrew Wasylyk’s album is a gorgeous piece of ambient jazz minimalism which sparkles with precision, musical intelligence and powerful storytelling. Opening with downtempo beats and a lead clarinet, the album’s success is in its ability to take trip-hop styles and match them with classical instrumentation to form an album that is part classical, part cinematic, but constantly evoking.

Standouts Last Sunbeams Of Childhood and The Cadmium Moon are filled with the type of experimental avant-garde soundscapes which do what great music should do; take you to new places that feel like places you’ve always wanted to go. A fantastic piece of high art.

 

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