A special guest for this first release of 2006 - Cardamar. Those familiar with Di.FM will no doubt know of Cardamar's mixes - but did you know he was also an acclaimed producer of chill/idm? well, now you do. a small ep with three tracks of exquisite audio treats for your delectation. verging slightly on the commercial side of things but with an interesting dark slant on things. enjoy this first release of 2006!
Hmm, I don't know about this one. It's well produced, but it's too tame. It reminds me of the music from an adventure game and it has knights and princesses written all over it.
The sound of the first track is very pompous, especially when the guitar is put on. That guitar.. argh, I don't like it.
The best track on this release, which is actually pretty good, is "Start". It has a good intro, nice pads and holds the flow through the whole track.
There are a lot of details lurking behind the huge and overwhelming pads and it's shame that those details has to drown completely. So I rate this medium, minus was "Root Escape" (sorry, I just don't like it when guitars are used like that) and plus was "Start".
Nickchen wrote on 01/05/08, 9:32 pm
I personally would prefer less of that "everybody's darling" stuff here - music that has been heared houndreds of times, mostly in form of soundtracks for conventional TV soaps.
Hope kahvi doesn't move to far into the "slightly commercial side of things" in 2006.
Ei_from_Russia wrote on 01/05/08, 9:32 pm
i like your music
Rubicante wrote on 01/05/08, 9:31 pm
Root Escape: Subtle sounds, nice basslines. The track sounded really full and had a nice blend of ambience, orchestral, and glitches, and thats not even mentioning the ending. It sounds like the grand close of a beethoven symphony.
Start(Instrumental Mix): Slowly builds and then flowers into a gaseous (and yet again) orchestral song. The greatest thing about this song though is a slight pause followed by a GREAT sounding guitar lead. Hands down my favorite song on this whole ep.
Obscure Scenery: Not too bad. Nothing really mind blowing. as nik said, it had some flamenco claps. Different, yet it didnt take away or really add anything I think.
All in all, a good ep. I would like to see more of this artist.