Immediate download of 13-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Includes immediate download of 13-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Short version : Three tracks from the original album have been removed : 'Été éphémère', 'Éclaircie' and 'Duel'. The track order has also changed.
Press notes : Galerie Stratique's second and warmest album to date confirms its composer's main strenghts : concise song structures, melancholic melodies, fluid-but-complex counterpoints, evocative soundscapes and a sustained mind-numbing mood. Though each track has a unique approach, the ensemble is more than ever inspired by the soothing, mysterious elements of nature as well as electronic music from the 70's. This oblique ambient-pop recor offers a kaleidoscope of hazy, dreamy, swirly analog tones over restrained dusty beats. A timeless psychedelic journey that slowly instills addiction.
Should please fans of Air, Boards of Canada, Jean-Michel Jarre, Casino vs Japan, Freescha and Tycho.
Some reviews :
The Milk Factory (rated 4.6/5) : "Charles-Emile Beulac creates with Horrizzzons a superb diary of his travels through sounds and ambiences inspired by the vast plains and long winter nights of his native Canada. Yet, far from being a collection of arid electronic compositions, this album is warm and inviting, and manages to captivate the listener from start to finish. Building on the soundscapes and atmospheres of Nothing Down-To-Earth, Horrizzzons appears more mature and focussed both in its melodic themes and sonic ambiences as Beulac develops a unique form of impressionist electronica."
All Music Guide (rated 4 stars) : "Once again, Beullac's strength resides in the conciseness of his tracks -- ideas are expressed, developed, and brought to conclusion without wasting time, thus adopting a pop song philosophy. Even though digital textures are never far behind, it is the analog feel of the album that catches the ear. [...] Horizzzons keeps oscillating between the past and the future, adding unexpected textures and tonal changes to pretty melodic sketches, always keeping the music comfortable. Its charm is detectable on first listen, but the reasons for its appeal are revealed only after a few more spins. Recommended."
released 11 April 2003
written, performed, mixed and produced by Charles-Émile Beullac
artwork : Chany Lagueux
mastering : Claude Lemaire, Stéfan Figiel
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