Javi Cánovas – Aureal


Release data: Javi Cánovas – Aureal DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2011 With “Aureal”, Javi again brings us a very attractive and highly inspired sounding sonic canvas. The music itself features a wealth of expansive and vibrant textures all the way, but what fascinates me the most is that the whole arc of evocative and sounds paints a grand cinematic scenery for the minds eye that…

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Javi Cánovas – Behind the Shadows


Release data: Javi Cánovas – Behind the Shadows CD-R, Private Release, 2010 For “Behind the Shadows”, Mr Canovas decided to try something different musically, as the sonic content on this album heads into ambient spaces. The twelve non-rhythmic tracks, ranging between four and seven minutes, move along as introspective, overall quieting but also quite varied soundscapes, which occasionally take a melancholic turn. Just listen to…

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Javi Cánovas – In This Moment, In This Place


Release data: Javi Cánovas – In This Moment, In This Place CD-R, Neu Harmony, 2009 Javi’s album “In this moment, in this place” contains one continuous track of 70 minutes, which is actually a live recording from a concert Javi performed on July 18, 2009 at the Sauzal’s Cultural Centre. For it, he imagined one long track with a very powerful sound, which would be…

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Javi Cánovas – Eigenspaces


Release data: Javi Cánovas – Eigenspaces CD-R, Neu Harmony, 2008 I can be brief about this release, as the music and overall approach of “Eigenspaces” doesn’t differ that much from what is found on his previous albums. Still firmly rooted in the Berliner School style, nice, fat sequencer lines are still dominant next to elegant soloing. But this time I’m especially pleased by the quiet,…

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Javi Cánovas – Nights of Brightness


Release data: Javi Cánovas – Nights of Brightness CD-R, Neu Harmony, 2008 This is my second encounter with the retro-oriented music of Javi Canovas. The 60-minute album kicks off very nicely with the 17-minute” Nimbus”, which features peppy, sequencer-driven Berliner School sequencing and engaging solo lines. “Eclipse” is a shorter, dynamic track with beats, drums and lots of tweaked sequencers, topped by solo’s. The 10-minute…

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Javi Cánovas – Light Echoes


Release data: Javi Cánovas – Light Echoes CD, Neu Harmony, 2006 Although the title might suggest something different, the sonic content of “Light Echoes” is a spiralling, high-energy drive of vintage electronics. Like his previous recording “Impasse”, the 66-minute “Light Echoes” by Spanish musician Javi Canovas contains three lengthy tracks. The music on all three pieces features dynamic, up-tempo Berliner School sequencing which forms the…

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