EDITORIAL REVIEW © European Music Connection Ambient music has evolved and is continuously branching out into many sub-genres of electronica music and year after year more audiophiles are taking notice of this elaborate and arcane music form and it's impact on many other mediums, including film; and more mainstream record producers are implementing this music form into their own productions as well. Only a few ambient composers can actually appeal to the masses and captivate their interests without force. Introducing the European underground producer 'Aeonius'; known only for producing underground singles has concocted a fantastic debut album that's a joyous listen for any ambient fan. This 12 track album 'The Alpha Criterion' displays Aeonius' superb arrangement and composing skills. My auditioning of his work transported me to a tranquil realm with obscure mental journies. The album opens up with 'Blue Canopy' containing suspenseful layers of drones and full toned ethereal synths. A magnificent track, with a feeling of rising above the clouds. 'The seven Hours' follows with a smooth mask of drones with tinkling percussions giving way to a sinewy beat as the piece builds to a climax. Four tracks were reprised from an old album under a different name. But all together, every track forged on this album has a wonderful unique form of intricate sounds. Aeonius has created a very impressive work with complex and rewarding arrangements and unique cyber ambient grooves. The variety of sounds is captivating and the way several melodies, rhythms and layers work together in the same song is quite an inducing cinematic mix. Highly recommended; this album is a transportive and exhilarating listening experience and could be destined to become a classic. 8/10 point rating for the bold experimental production. - Antonio Delucca.
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