Razen – Endrhymes

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[ KRAAK, 2016 ]

Belgian experimental trio Razen combine modular synthesis with psychedelic folk on Endrhymes, yet another smokin’ drone release on the equally smokin’ label KRAAK. The newest album might be their droniest yet, fusing hypnotic analog sequences with equally hypnotic and spellbinding sounds of monochord or bagpipes, sometimes throwing in the haunting Ondes Martenot for a good measure. Endrhymes is full of condradictions: it’s primeval and futuristic, as if music made by cavemen clashed with some elaborate algorithms made by an AI. The electronics and primitive folk jams collide and coexist at the same time, jarring and logical at the same time. The title of the album suggests an end of something. But the music within might aswell refer to a journey towards the beginning. Recommended!

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