(Adrian) Noryani is a new name introduced by the Polish Generator-label that again proves to have a good eye for fine, and above all fresh sounding contemporary electronic music.
Noryani’s debut release “Northeast 117” is a tasty and attractive one, displaying a fine assortment of lush, spatial sequences, versatile percussion, powerful rhythms and melodic lines, all creating a comfortable and spacious listening environment.
The nine well composed pieces on the album sound very open and detailed and feature a mixture of styles, in which slight influences of Vangelis and Jarre surface next to Adrian’s captivating own sonic signature. Adrian nicely incorporates environmental sounds and tribal-like percussion on e.g. “Canela”, while beautiful sustaining choir pads show up on other spots on the excellent produced and mastered instrumental album.
On the dynamic “Caramelo”, the sequencers and rhythms shift to a bit higher gear, but things don’t get too busy and stay pleasantly transparent. The high-energy “Solid State” though moves on up further and is a great piece of down-tempo dance in Ultimae-label tradition, after which the album marvelously winds down with the groovy “Re Set”.
All in all, the 57-minute “Northeast 117” is well accomplished, which already makes me anxiously looking forward to any future releases of Mr Noryani.
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