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Ascoil Sun


Progressive Electronic

3.56 | 7 ratings

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3 stars Electronics visiting a Prog Rock band.

Once you assume that Ascoil Sunīs "Emergence", 2012, is showered with glitchy bubble like retro electronics that will grace or disgrace every song, you will be able to enjoy a very inspired Prog Rock band that otherwise could have fitted in the eclectic category.

So do not get me wrong, most of the electronic sounds are great but swirling triggered retro-electronic bubbles will overshadow or suffocate most of them. Therefore if you kind of survive this constant nuisance, Ascoil Sun aka Matti Mikkola on electronics + Pasi Salo on guitar, have great ideas and are above average creative.

Playing in a very progressive manner they turn otherwise non related to prog styles (reggae, blues, synth-pop, jazz, folk, rock) into this kind of eclectic/electronic Prog/Rock.

Their riffs are catchy, their melodies attractive and intelligent BUT the abuse of uni-sound triggered-waves are more than once if not silly, repetitive and overall unsurprising. I who have owned synths most of my life can certainly understand the thrill of listening to all their possibilities for the first time but once you move to these electronic/music lands, it always turns wise to think in bigger and more ambitious terms, synth sound and chronological/time wise.

Anyway enjoyable as an experiment that hopefully will be polished to paint and present a more balanced and BIGGER picture in the future. They in fact have a lot of talent in composition to move forward to come up with an "essential" album, but this one is for now just very good.

***3.5 PA stars

admireArt | 3/5 |


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