Nicholas' debut CD is much more than an impeccably constructed piece of abstract drone music: The Chiasmus undulates between waves of quiet melancholy and overwhelming beauty, with small slices of pointillistic noise. an album where the emotional response is always the central focus rather then pure aesthetic concerns, the nuances of The Chiasmus are only revealed upon multiple listens; by then, the listener is completely tuned into the world it presents.
CD is packaged in a jewel with a 16 pages booklet of art by Avery McArthy.
This album so perfectly captures the soothing and inspirational nature of melancholy beauty that I am quickly transported to a place east of the sun and west of the moon, filled with endless magic and wonder. I am able to find serenity so easily, I find myself asking, as Keats wrote, "Was it a vision, or a waking dream? / Fled is that music: Do I wake or sleep?" Scott
Behind its apparent down-to-earth construction, Along The Mantic Spring hides unsuspected details and qualities that will take several listening sessions to reveal.
The stretched guitar sounds, the organ-like layers and the oneiric touches of strings, mixed with an ubiquitous reverberation, turn this release into a warm and regenerative wind coming from the southern lands.
This album has the optimistic and bright aura of the sunrise caressing our skin and waking our senses in an april morning. Dotflac