Exotic Islands of Sonic Bliss
This was my first purchase of soundscapes from DGM, a beginning of a love affair that lasts to this day. A hot marriage, to be more precise. I was not sure wether I was going to enjoy this, the soundscapes that I have listened to before were great but very difficult to digest, in terms of the level of attention span. So what? They were so intriguing, and the reviewer said that its good to get this one as a first. And now I can’t listen much to anything else, being possessed by the ’scapes. Eh, definitely worth it, though. This should be the stuff that circulates the web, not what currently is. My reaction to this gig was like: "So the soundscapes can be THAT good? Fuck me!" And the muse descended and did it. This one has my favourite Time Stands Still. Robert creates reflective fields of joy, and then leaves only the bell loop. That loop squeezes tears from my eyes, its that beautiful, poignant, and blissful. To these ears, the middle point gradually greets the listener with one of the most exotic, reflective, and cooling loops created. Exotic is the word I use to describe this soundscapal "otherness", and I love this 5 minutes sooo much! I dont know why there is such a strong resonance within me towards this track. Queer Space, nervousness and fear. Very stressful track, there is some acceptance of what is, in a way, but still... - I think that describes Whole Tone Terrors well. Good ol’ ambiguity. Requiem wears me out with one of the most intense soundscape solos from Robert. I’m worn out because it is so painful, together with that heart-aching loop. A tsunami of tears, no kidding... Very beautiful, but very difficult. But suffering needs time to exist, and Time Ends in a heavenly spectacular fashion. This ATEOT blisses me out. Or YEARNS me out. Both. The solo is long, and... probably deserves another "fuck" from me, so here it is: The solo is long and fucking awesome. Squeezes every piece of yearning joy from the depths of my being. Or maybe the joy of yearning? Hold on, tis no the end. The upgrade of the loop leaves me so speechless and intoxicated with music... I’m flying, flying off to another dimension. Angels descend and blow trumpets, for sure. Not enough? Additionally, Robert loops guitar lines of devastating joy and intensity. In overall, this creates a very, very special loop. Very exotic. "Exotic" is all over the gig, but in few places it hits you in the face. And that’s the Coda, the last 6 minutes repeated(why??). I could not leave alone these precious 6 for a very long time. Only slightly behind ATEOT from London, IMO.