Saturday, 4 September 2010

Andreas Brandal #3

Just spent a pleasant while listening to the album "A History Of Labyrinths" by Andreas Brandal. Released by the French label Basses Frequences and cased in a metal tin, quite a beautiful package. Whereas the previous two albums I have by Andreas seem to follow a theme , a subterranean, dark, lost type sound, a sound of discovery with it's distant creaks and lapping waves this album is built around improvised guitars. Acoustic and bass guitars. It certainly asks for more attention, lifting itself out of the ambient drone market in to the active listening required market. No sitting down with a damn good book or letting the sound drift over the ears here. It is OK, not a classic as the other two previously mentioned albums are; I am still playing "Sunken Gardens" alot....but...a worthy release.
I have to give a big thumbs up to Tom the Intergalatick Beard for pointing me in the direction of this release and to the Basses Frequences catalogue. Cheers T!

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