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"A boat ride through a tropical swamp or a hike through a wet forest, with sounds of water and exotic beasts, along virgin paths and ancient rock formations with perhaps here and there the remains of a bygone temple."
(William Liénard - PAB)
- A1 Beauty Of Sine 05:35
- A2 Stacy's Memories 03:21
- A3 Confetti 02:32
- A4 Christmas Tree 02:40
- A5 Sputnik 03:18
- B1 Red & Blue 05:25
- B2 Love Came Along 07:27
- B3 Wake Up 04:36
Review Red & Blue by Peek-A-Boo on 13/01/2015
Kingstux is the alter ego of Lieven Stockx, working as an electronic producer of experimental and unusual sounds with a melancholic undertone since he was 15 years old. After several EPs and two albums - Flex Nebilae (2011) and The Illusion is Worth Fighting For (2013), both mp3 releases - Wool-E Tapes now releases Red & Blue, the first physical release (cassette) of his work.
The album contains 8 songs, ranging from 2 to 7 minutes. Beauty of Sine (5'35") begins with quiet electro sounds and a wailing lush voice, used as an instrument, echoeing in the background. The composition sounds modern and at the same time as a heavenly hymn. Stacy's Memories (3'21") floats on a beautiful piano sound, andante and emphatically, while Confetti (2'32") sounds like sparkling drops seeping from a grand piano, the soundtrack for a journey through the eerie vaults of Lascaux, timeless and fragile. In Christmas Tree (2'40"), one can hear the lights go on and off in the decorated tree, and the piano creates the illusion with a variety of soft and harder piano strumming, a surrealist painting for a cold winter with occasional distant snowflakes. Sputnik (3'18") is dark and catapults the listener into infinity, an area where human warmth is replaced by the monotony of the universe. Maybe it is sound, perhaps pure noise.
Title track Red & Blue (5'25") is like a boat ride through a tropical swamp or a hike through a wet forest, with sounds of water and exotic beasts, along virgin paths and ancient rock formations with perhaps here and there the remains of a bygone temple. Love Came Along (7'27") breaks open carefully, perhaps as a first love, hesitating and then explicitly, but cautiously with delicate synth sounds, like ebb and flow, an electronic glockenspiel in an infinite silence. Wake Up (4'36") closes this beautiful spherical selection with - again - sounds of water and a manipulated human voice. It sounds like an oriental dream sequence, a stunning trance.
For lovers of ethereal sound motives. Out on Wool-E Tapes.