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3 stars After his extremely experimental 2015 albums "Downgliding", "Dark Zero", "Blue Days" and "A Pale Blue Door", Robin Storey aka RAPOON releases in 2016 "Song From The End Of The World".

A 9 tracks release which seems to compress his own language, until now, in a more user friendly manner without diminishing his experimental nature or obscure environments.

There is also a close relationship in this work with his former ZOVIET FRANCE sound, in some sense throughly refined, but close to some of those works.

In some way this work also simplifies Rapoon's highly entangled 2015's music composition style into a more focused, minimalist approach, which lightens up its extremely dense, uncompromising and , more than once, overly-suffocating atmospheres.

Although this work is rich in ideas, like track one "We Travelled in Waves", the kind of piece that should be featured in any contemporary Progressive/Electronic compilation and one of this release's highlights. its groundbreaking peaks are not that abundant, kind of a paradox. I assume it has to do with the lack of contrast and variations in its gloomy backdrops, which hold back its actual proposals.

A very personal effort, created with no market wise mentality, which demands full attention, patience and a dosage of being already acquainted with or a true fan of Rapoon's musical career.

Above average good, but not truly essential.

***3.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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