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Dead Voices On Air


Progressive Electronic

3.00 | 2 ratings

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3 stars "Anchorage", 2015, a live recorded performance (no applauses registered) by Death Voices on Air is close, musically speaking, to the "dark ambient" and "drone" taggins.

About Mark Spybey a.k.a. Dead Voices On Air, well a short copied bio-

Mark Spybey has worked under the name of Dead Voices On Air (DVOA) for twenty years, following his departure from Zoviet- France. He's released 15 albums and collaborated with an impressive list of people, including members of Can, Faust, Throbbing Gristle, Swans and others.

Here in this release he is accompanied by James Plokin (guitar) and Jim Coleman (keyboards).

As far as the listening experience goes, the eerie environments transfix into dream or nightmare like, cold and solitary, nostalgic sometimes oppresive melody lines with some voices in off, as some dark choruses here and there. The up-front performances are perfectly balanced by almost invisible detours and atmospheres that melt together from composition to composition (there are 8).

The musical language in this kind of projects, inherently focuses on creating sonic landscapes which should be as attractive as subtle, which makes it very difficult to outstand one musician (composer) from the other, unless of course you kind of started all this craze, like Brian Eno's self-titled "Ambient" recordings.

So it comes to listening patiently for this release to show its own proposals, but far more important, as it happened to me, to start the look out for more Dead Voices on Air albums.

***3.5 "close to 4" PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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