“Southeast 225” is the second full length release in a series of four concept albums by Polish synthesist Adrian Noryani, and another emotive and well/composed work of electronic art. And although lots of the composed music did match the conceptual idea one way or the other, Adrian also felt they simply could not fit in the cd release either. Therefore, he decided to create a SE225-corner on his own web to still make them available to the public.
The versatile and sparkling outcome is a rich sonic journey venturing through highs, lows and colorful farscapes with a steady pace and occasional voice/choral bits. In addition, the cinematic but rather unpredictable music contains some infectious rhythmic hooks and dancy beats as e.g. heard on the excellent “Leds”.
Especially if you like groovy-trancy sequencers and straightforward synth pads alongside quiet, more reflective interludes, the mature musical slides and sketches making up the excellent sounding 60-minute “Southeast 225” are a lot of fun to listen to.
In a way, I feel Noryani´s music is a celebration of life but also of an alternate reality, intimate but also transparent and open, challenging and recharging the listener time and time again with its spatial sonic magic. Hats off to this guy!
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