playlist artwork#12 this weekc0ntact

by Krayne

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About this album

  • Published: Apr 2, 2007
This is a story about a zen master's contact with the world unfiltered, his losing battle against temptation, and the annihilation of zen master status.
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vampinabox

A marvelous tale

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Apr 4, 2007

An interesting album whose tracks suggest a series of images, inviting the listener to visualise the scenes of a musically narrated chronicle. The story of the Zen Master's rise and fall is told in artful melodic sketches where moods and ambiences alternate. The music could perfectly be the base for a choreography, a modern ballet acting out the "storyline". A beautiful and inspiring work.
francois35420

Musiques très mélodiques !

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Apr 4, 2007

Un bon album, très obn même, avec des musiques sympathiquement mélodiques. Des sons légers, propices aux rêves, associés à des percussions assez fortes. Un résultat très agréable à écouter et somptueux ! Excellent !
rpdillon

Masterful Debut

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Apr 4, 2007

This album, despite its short length (Just a hair over 16 minutes), is a well crafted story. Opening with Dance of the Zen Master, it evokes a subtle feeling of purity through the use of a harp and woodblock, punctuated by deep base tones, evoking the determination and discipline in a Zen Master's life. This is the setting for the opening of Kryane's story...the beginning, perhaps somewhere atop a fog-shrouded mountain. The next series of tracks evoke a notion of a journey through the the many facets of our world. Cloud Nine could be a peaceful walk through a museum in a busy city. The master has encountered culture. But with culture comes new experiences...Salvia has an ethereal other-worldly feel, almost an intoxicated flavor to it... The Zen master is changed by his journeys so far...we return to another dance, but this one more energized and less disciplined. The deep bas is gone, replaced by a snare drum - a lighter and faster rhythm that makes us think the master is intrigued with his new experiences. "What else is out there?" he may be thinking. Hybrid Vigor shocks with a more secular feel...kind of a blues or jazz feel. You can almost smell the smoke in the air of the seedy bar, drinks being served on some beachfront of a distant shore, far from the master's mountaintop monastery. Ascension is perhaps the most accomplished of all the tracks, not for its technical attributes, but for its skilled portrait of a foreshadowing epic conclusion. It evokes the slow but inevitable progression to some ultimate encounter. A series of crescendos tell us the master is approaching some ultimate decision... If c0ntact were a movie, and the movie had a montage of the master realizing how he has changed, Ascension would be the soundtrack. In Krayne's final track, our Zen master dances his last...this time only a shadow of his pure self in his secluded monastery. This track is more electronic, faster, and uses some sound samples...the master is fighting! The tempo keeps up to the end, and the end is a simple outcry from our fallen hero. I would like to see more from Krayne, as the music and the ideas synthesize a beautiful and emotional response, but are too short in some places. Nevertheless, c0ntact is an epic tale well told. If you enjoy cerebral, modern electronic music, don't hesitate to give it a listen.
savvytek

Wicked

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Aug 13, 2008

I love this album has the finese of propellerheads and massive attack, orbita, ulrich schnauss and many others keep making music my friend
Ivan1984

Nothing in it...

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Feb 4, 2009

Quite positive to start with, though not as overbearing as Cloud Nine could have been. Surely no gushing sentimentality for the master? But from the storyline, it seems to have been the case and this is its fine musical accompaniment. There is little to do but enjoy the craftsmanship that went into its creation.
oriolgos

Buen álbum

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Aug 5, 2010

Very nice & relaxing. Thanks for your music
lunar_train

A marvelous tale

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Jul 25, 2009

An interesting album whose tracks suggest a series of images, inviting the listener to visualise the scenes of a musically narrated chronicle. The story of the Zen Master's rise and fall is told in artful melodic sketches where moods and ambiences alternate. The music could perfectly be the base for a choreography, a modern ballet acting out the "storyline". A beautiful and inspiring work.
Felicis

Gutes Album

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Apr 16, 2010

Mehr brauch ich nicht zu sagen. Jeder Titel hat seinen eigenen Charakter, den man - wie ich - manchmal erst entdecken muss nach einiger Zeit, aber dann ist das Album umso besser! Edit (einige Zeit später):: Da geht einfach ein Programm ab! Ich geb' noch ein Punkt drauf. 9* jetzt. Weiter so!
Harald Walker

Awesome

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Aug 30, 2009

'Dance of the Zen Master' was the perfect match for a video about the Japanese Garden in Hasselt (Belgium). http://vimeo.com/6342152
troll 69

Ballet electro

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Apr 4, 2007

Un ballet musical electro. Les danses of Zen master et ascension sont superbes