Xumla :: Statix (Audiobulb)

An impressive, delicate, moving, carefully conceived and intensely creative album that will ravish enthusiastic fans of modern classical / dream pop artifacts of Alva Noto, Christian Fennesz, Dag Rosenqvist et al.

Xumla-statixFormed by young Russian electronic sound designer Ilya Goryachev, Xumla is an abstract minimal pop-ambient project which encompasses innovative-eclectic sound territories and gorgeously emotional fragile vibes in a clear introspective dreamy like style. With an equal pleasure and with an eloquent sense of picturesque ambiences, this superb album provides to the listener an incredibly moving soundscaping tapestry full of sincere and poignant electro textures. Each track develops its very own atmosphere, sometimes experimentally droney, sometimes blissed out, with skeletal electronic rhythms, disembodied melodies and warmly meditative sonic dreaminess.

The impressionistic minimal electro-pop colors of a few tracks reminds me the simplistic but efficient melodious attempts of legendary experimental krautrockin bands such as Cluster (in Sowiesoso) or Harmonia (in Tracks & Laces) or the pioneering organic ambient trio formed by Moebius-Roedelius-Eno. The ambiences are delicately approached with nicely done juxtaposition between glitchery expressions, clinical rhythmical scintillations and micro-tonal melodies. A very pleasant and infinitely dreamlike digital electronic morphology that clearly enthrall listening disposals. An impressive, delicate, moving, carefully conceived and intensely creative album that will ravish enthusiastic fans of modern classical / dream pop artifacts of Alva Noto, Christian Fennesz, Dag Rosenqvist et al.

A very promising debut effort which perfectly fits with other advanced post-modern ambient releases signed on the very recommended Audiobulb’s catalog.

Statix is available on Audiobulb.

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