Week 10 – Art Rock – Vixit

Over Battlestations, een Belgische groep uit Brussel is erg weinig geweten. De muziek omschrijven ze met volgende trefwoorden: elektronisch, orkestraal, klassiek, experimenteel, donker, post- & progressieve rock. Weinig gekend, maar wel steengoed.

Prog Archives review: “The first part is the longest of them all. Entitled simply “I”, this 24-minute piece seems to have only black and white colors, but while the time pass you will realize it is a colorful theme that creates countless images, it depends on the listener, but man, I sort of have times of introspection while listen to it, and better, I foresee a bright future in my life. When music hits you like this, it means it has succeeded. I love the use of the multi-layered synths and of course, the wonderful addition of the choirs, so in moments it seems to be taking us to a blend of Mediaeval with current technological times. It is impressive that every time I listen to it, the 24 minutes pass naturally and fast, it doesn’t happen that often, I mean, with some other music the 15, even 10 minute-tracks can be tedious or difficult to enjoy, but this one flows and produces on me a high feeling of satisfaction. Beautiful and disarming!

“II” is the short song, a 3-minute piece based on piano that produces a melancholic sound in a classical way, surrounded by those atmospheric backgrounds made by synths. It leads to “III”, the final track that is another long one, a 14-minute piece that is like the reborn of new hopes, is like witnessing a new life, a brand new day. Ambient music combined with some beautiful orchestrations and electronic sounds that might even remind us of some older musicians/bands such as Brian Eno or Popol Vuh. Be careful because this track might also give you lots of emotions, you will feel at peace but maybe, you will cry before reaching peace. Its depth can be better appreciated with decent headphones but most of all, with an open mind and the will to receive a solid musical concept, a extremely beautiful whole.

Thank you for this music, it has come to my life in the perfect moment. Enjoy it!”

Naast Battlestations met Vixit hebben we deze week: Mono (Rays of Darkness), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven), Lift To Experience (The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads), Fond of Tigers (Fantasma), Analog Missionary (Transmitter) & Explosions In The Sky (All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 18.00 & 18.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 18.00 & 18.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 18.00
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