Awenson – Hope


Release data: Awenson – Hope CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2019 After a hiatus of several years, French synthesist Joël Bernard (aka Awenson) returns to the scene with “Hope”, a 67-minute album of cosmic electronic music with an undeniable “French” twist combined with Berlin School characteristics. The latter applies to the sequencers accompanying the occasional solo voices, warm synth pads and brief parts with abstract sound effects…

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Awenson – Saphonic


Release data: Awenson – Saphonic CD, Dreaming/Musea Records, 2007/2012 “Saphonic” (released in 2007 as a privately released cd-r under the Awen-moniker) is the second album of Awenson, aka French composer Joël Bernard. It now sees a proper re-release as factory-pressed cd with new cover art, and has been aptly overhauled sonically. The album takes off with the 22-minute longform “Le rasoir d’occam”, of which the…

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Awenson – Beyond the Galaxies


Release data: Awenson – Beyond the Galaxies CD-R, Private Release, 2009 On “Beyond the Galaxies”, Bordeaux-based composer Joël Bernard (aka Awenson) takes the listener on a more atmospheric oriented sonic journey. Still roaming in the cosmic sounds of the vintage electronic age of the ’70’s, the three lengthy ambient pieces unfold in a fascinating manner while they travel in the deep end. Although the shadows…

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Awenson – Wizard


Release data: Awenson – Wizard CD, Dreaming/Musea Records, 2010 Awenson is the new artist name of French musician Joël Bernard, previously known as Awen. I don’t have a clue why he switched to this new moniker, but the lovely crafted “Wizard” makes a release not to be missed: this is slow evolving and building electronic music (like the Awen-recording) firmly rooted in beautiful vintage realms….

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