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Transformation of separate self by Apollonius &
33 Tetragammon
(2-11-2011)

Parallel Realities

For the separate self reality is perceived as a constant battle. What if you were able, for once, to step through the veil of separation and see reality through the eyes of the integrated Self? What unknown colors, scents and sensations would present themselves? What would life be like when it passes by into endlessness without a single fight against existence? This album conveys the experience, as one single track, of traveling to other realms beyond duality. Every sphere has its own amorphous landscape which is extremely flexible; upon each listen it could have completely morphed into a different entity. It portrays how consciousness is never static and continually shapes every reality we live in whether we are aware of it or not.



Review by Sonic Curiosity:

This release from 2011 offers 73 minutes of contemplative ambience.
Apollonius (aka Eelke van Hoof) and 33 Tetragammon (aka Wasili Papadopoulos) utilize sounds sourced from soft synthesizers, singing bowls, guitars, bamboo flutes, and field recordings.
Here we have one long track devoted to helping the listener shed their worldly concerns so they can look deep into themselves and luxuriate in a zone of pure mental potential.
Aural drones expand to fill the air with their tenuous fabric, establishing a realm of supple relaxation. Belltones provide a focal point, guiding the listener's consciousness to areas beneath cognitive thought. Down there, atmospheric tones swirl into a comfortable embrace, reducing tension with their elongated resonance. Everything slows down, a moment seems to last forever.
The harmonic flow sways with gradual change, too slow for casual notice. Waves ripple through the soundscape, almost imperceptible in their passage but influential on a subconscious level.
Incidental percussion is utilized to augment the trance.
Tentative sounds occur, but their presence fails to disturb the sedation, serving instead to punctuate the passive flow with circumstantial sonic debris. These incidental points provide subtle landmarks en route into deeper psychic territory. This far down, the medium becomes thicker, as tonalities manage to swell with puissance while remaining ethereal. At this depth, even jarring sounds are incapable of disrupting the trance; a few klanging sound prove this point.
In fact, if the music didn't flow to an end, you might never return from your introspective fugue.
All rights reserved © 2011 Matt Howarth.




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