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Subinterior - "Mesmerize"
« on: December 18, 2008, 03:20:19 PM »
Subinterior - "Mesmerize" (Afe Records)
Format: CD-R ltd. to 150 copies in pro-printed cardboard sleeve
Tracks: 5
Playing time: 46:05
Track List:
1.  The White Space  8:13
2.  The Dominant Color  5:08
3.  Azuria  7:30
4.  Instant Forever  9:59
5.  Mesmerize  15:05

"Mesmerize" is Andrea Freschi's fifth full-lenght work. Once again it was created with almost no samples and keyboards as most of the sounds included consists of field-recordings manipulated by computer technology and softwares.

The result falls into the dark ambient / experimental musical territory, althought the overall effect is aurally dynamic, as usually happens with Subinterior's releases.

"Mesmerize" basically follows on from the previous Subinterior release, "The Chrysalis Secret", showcasing his ability at creating deep and obscure atmospheres without falling into cheap clichés.

The album spreads over five tracks and has a dense start with "The White Space", which becomes more minimal and then is filled with mysterious noises resembling an haunted aviary.

"The Dominant Colour" is a short number built on layers of windy and metallic drones from which a disturbing voice suddendly emerges.

"Azuria"'s undercurrents follow on with their subliminal microevents and effected metallic chimes, before turning into a shifting simple melody which ends up in mild distortion.

"Instant Forever" continues the journey with a sort of percussive loop that fades into a sustained drone later filled with distorted sonic scoriae of undefined nature.

The title track, being the longest on the album, slowly evolves from an unsettling crowded inception into a basic drone number via backward effects. The last section of the track is enriched by an evocative reversed/bowed melody, which closes the disc as a real mesmerizing treatment.