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Arovane, Lilies [CCO – TOWERBLOCK CD 20, 2004]

September 14th, 2004 Comments off

arovane_lilies“Lilies” is a simply beautiful 9-track full-length release by Arovane out on City Centre Offices. You get it all: expert production of beats, warm lush sounds and just the right amount of melancholy. “Lilies” is a perfect follow-up to his first CCO album release namely “Tides” and Arovane is as impressive as ever.

Arovane, Cycliph [DIN – AROVANE5, 2002]

March 9th, 2003 Comments off

arovane_5“Tabl F” sets of this four-track 12″ entitled “Cycliph” released by din and produced by Arovane. It starts off with contour-like beats and intriguing tempo shifts fused with delicate melodies creating contrast. Along the progression of the track the beats are solidified, ending the track as the sole remaining element. Good stuff. Soundscapes and glitchy elements create the foundation of the melancholy struck “Driad” – is it beautiful? Yes, very much so. A nervous sounding very short intro leads to forward moving beats where the melody eventually pushes through the heavily manipulated vocal parts. “Vraiil” is a collage like track, which is expertly executed. Highly functional and slightly dry beats and basslines characterises “Evlecc” the fourth and last track. The ultra deep subbass interacts with the lighter elements of the melody in a beautiful way. This Arovane release may not be as readily accessible as arovane2 or his previous efforts, but it is just as good. The forthcoming album release is a welcome one and my guess is that it will be highly interesting one, at that.

Arovane, Icol Diston [din – AROVANE2, 1998]

March 9th, 2003 Comments off

arovane_2Sweet, sweet music on this excellent 12″ on din and produced by Arovane. “Icol Diston” was released in 1998 on the influential din imprint. It starts off with a 18 second intro before the crown “yua:e” moves into full effect, relentlessly pushing forward by the driving beats and the sonic structures, pure bliss, together with the patented Arovanian melodic elements. Play it over and over again and it only gets better. Slightly more sinister feeling to the third and last track on the first side, a lot of atmosphere alongside beats of the glitcher persuasion. The flip side gives you two strong tracks “” and “” more crunchy beats, superb melodies and beautiful sounds. It’s simply put classic Arovane stuff with ample of atmosphere. And the second track with glitcher beats and melody played on some little child’s long forgotten toy instrument. Simply lovely! It is not to late to get the 12″ so act now, get it today! Apparently there’s also a CD containing the three first Arovane singles on din, (the one currently being reviewed being the second) this CD seems to be a more or less essential release, but unfortunately it’s kind of hard to come by these days.