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Envisioning Abstraction: the Duality of FluiD


Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Burning of Icarus and the March Towards Concord

French magazine, Obskure posted a review of 'FluiD / John 3:16 - The Pursuit of Salvation' (ALRN024 / VL001).
The original review is in French, below is the English translation:

"... Alrealon Musique continues its' initiative of collaborative works between its' artists which started with the remarkable compilation 'Alrealon Musique presents: Tomorrow’s Universe' (ALRN016). This time, FluiD and John 3:16 dialogue in a split-EP which echoes the motivating experience of the digital single 'Guardian'

Troubling ambient lines carried by a Reznor-like piano, insistent volutes of guitar, anaemic rhythmic canvases, combine to produce an aesthetics of the fall, which thrills the listener. The wings on the cover (a Trey Crim design) evokes a blazing Icarus, who would only be saved by burning himself. The titles of the tracks invoke this same mystical symbolic system, between angels, god, light and Red Sea, the rare voices being reduced to vibrating whispers (Forewarning). When the atmosphere is getting heavier (Plague), the mix focuses on, with fewer echoes, along with the intrusion of an emancipating synth. 

John 3:16 announces with his two 6-minute-long tracks, noisy guitars that would evolve in the highest spheres of Zen. The evolution towards concord appears unquestionable..."

Many thanks to Sylvain of Obskure Magazine for publishing the review

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