Wednesday, August 15, 2007

altered realities

Altered Realities by Erdem Helvacıoğlu is like a soundtrack out of a very stylized suspense film. Erdem Helvacıoğlu’s arrangements of time and space interplay perfectly with one another to create tensions throughout the album. Perhaps one of my favourite elements of Altered Realities is the importance of the acoustic guitar. In quite a few occasions, the acoustic guitar creates simple harmony to juxtapose the chaotic electronic sounds. For instance, on "Shadow My Dovetail", the continuous acoustic guitar note acts as a peaceful aid to the strange and interrupting electronic effects. In short, Altered Realities exhibits a superior blend between several styles: not only does it explore with ambient and electronic sounds like The Album Leaf’s One Day I'll Be On Time, but it also echoes the experimental atmosphere of The Drift by Scott Walker.

Bridge to Horizon
Shadow My Dovetail [wicked-cool song]
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