Are you in for a time travel? Totally free? Would you be daring enough? On his website, Hashtronaut invites you to download some free music, thus a whole mini cd released in 2003, Nexus. It’s a long experimental track in a very Berlin school EM style. A soft wind, far away, blows Nexus first lines. Crumpling metal wings insects fly over this highly static atmosphere, surrounded by a galactic wave. Metallic and heavy moves open the way to a mellotron synth who trails the atmosphere of his big electronic pads that recall closely the first Neuronium works. Under large blows who look large heavy doors which are closed again. Nexus starts with a heavier synth witch waltz with hesitation on strange chords who remind the nervous guitar riffs of the disco area. This loud synth plays melodious lines on this sequential move. It schemes, contort oneself seeking for short harmonies, changing rhythms under its psycho-psychedelic derivations. There are no percussions, nor rhythmic sequences. Always, this determined sequence from the beginning which feeds the sound structure and which assist the synthesizer handlings who blows heavy bewitching movements. Though hypnotic, the sequence calms down in mid time, letting pass atmospheric fluids, to restart again beautifully. Repetitive, it is darted of sinuous synth solos which are wearied to sink into a cosmic wind which inhale the declining keys towards Eole eye. Nexus is a pure delight for nostalgic of dense and enveloping synthetic movements. A crossing between Klaus Schulze, Adelbert Von Deyen and Neuronium, with a zest of Robert Schroëder. Isn't this a form of Klondike? Especially when is it free? To grab that musical pearl, get on line at www.hashtronaut.net
Sylvain Lupari writes and reviews for the French online music site 'Guts Of Darkness'. This review is translated into English by the Author himself. Thanks Sylvain!