In the process of shaping and composing the music for “Axiom”, Javi Cánovas eventually ended up with 14 shorter pieces, all offering a variety of pads and sequencers spreading a ray of sonic colors.
At first, the multi-layered, sequencers-driven outcome reminds of Jarre’s “Arpegiattor” on the first two tracks, before pulling some further energetic strings on the title track while shifting gear. The emotive “Invisible Symbol” makes a beautiful and quiet atmospheric interlude before things take off again into the upfront sequencer territory of “Hydrometry” and the powerful “Crush”.
The remainder of the album follows the same path of pastel colored textures hovering above currents of tweaked sequencer lines, never straying far from Mr Cánovas known signature of Berliner School inspired electronic music. Of these, “Transcription” and “Allegory” make the best powerful and solid efforts while dense, textural atmospherics run high on the finale “Heavy Colour”.
Overall, “Axiom” makes an accessible, quite versatile and worthy listen although not that easy to categorize from time to time.
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