Friday, August 22, 2014

Revise Punches In One Hell of A Record With Palettes To Burn

The initial mix of “Ever Since” that comes permeating through your speakers is enough to change your life. I immediately stopped what I was doing, and listened closely to the digital mash up that would come through the reverb of the piano and eclectic sound design. The first minute of this track will give you a sense of exploration and then right when you think you’re going to get bored, the beat and frequency changes and you’re presented with something abstract, new, and compelling. The opening track is one of the best representations of digital music I’ve heard in a long time, and Revise starts to chase what very well could be the best mixed media record I’ve heard in a long time.

The ambient music on the record is integral to the sound that Revise creates. I love the pieces, and there are moments when I don’t want to stop the looping, and instead I just want to fly free within the parameters that are set. This happens on several tracks, but it was with “Don’t Look Down” that I just wanted to sit in a hammock with a good book. The mix of vocals from Adaline and the beats and sounds mixed through really are like a work of art. The abstract comes together in an organized chaos that is phenomenal, to say the least.

It’s not just those two tracks that are great, the whole record mixes well, and you will not want to skip tracks. This is not one of those single heavy records where you just pick 1 or 2 out and that’s it. This is a triumph of compilation and flows very well like a stream. I love the mix up, the sounds, the layers, and the digital production elements that are created throughout the recording. Stand out tracks on this record aside from the ones mentioned hard to come by, but if I had to choose, I would go with, “Korean Aura”, “The Past”, “From Russian With Gloves”, “Ever Since”, “Chaos Trusted Is A Dancing Star”, and “We Approach Light”.

Revise unleashes what I feel is the best use of digital components, and layering that I’ve heard on a recording this year. There is some great representations of the abstract world of music found on the tracks, and the mix is solid. The recording is pure, and the ideas that flow through the mind as you listen will garner an incredible thing moving forward. Put this record on and get a paint brush, get a piece of paper and let your mind flow. It’s one of those records that inspires creativity, and you’ll want to have this on repeat, guaranteed.

You can get Revise’s latest recording opus “Palettes To Burn” via bandcamp here. It’s an incredible musical journey. I love it.

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