How many times have you come across a release; which in this particular case is a Single, that lasts just 9 minutes and still feels the obligation to put together a review on. “Marea” is one of those shining moments that makes me feel entirely indebted. It’s more like I owe it to the band, I owe it to myself and above all I owe it to the music. The itchiness and the urge of presenting such and amazing Single is so profound that in many ways, it feels like it is my utter responsibility to share such a euphoric sound.
Couple of weeks ago we sent out an announcement, so for those who follow Humming Frequencies closely, I assume it’s no surprises to see yet another thoughtful and a wholeheartedly piece from me. But for those who are relatively new to our blog; well this is the kind of music we usually indulge in and as optimistic as it may sound; we are entirely certain you’ll find an immense pleasure walking side by side with us discovering new tunes on a regular basis.
All said, now back to our Single “Marea”. As much as I want to avoid the obvious, we still have to ask ourselves, what is it that makes “Aesthesys – Marea” so perfect, so beautiful and so heart-felt. Is it the flawlessness that the sound brings in general? We’ve got 1000s of great monikers out there with music that holds an unbelievable perfection. What’s so special about “Marea” then? Can it be the piano section that unveils a certain type of nostalgia but never overreaches or demands any extra attention and just floats in perfect beauty? Or is it the poniarding melodies that the violin has to offer and which somehow holds the power to bring a 30-year man to his knees begging for more? Oh hang on, perhaps it’s the sharp determination of the stunning drumming that swings back and forth and gives you the visual of child having a blast on a ballensoir in an open field. Or maybe, just maybe, it is the compelling guitars which have the strongest tendencies to make you feel like you are on another planet all together.
In all fairness there has got to be something here that truly connects the dots of such an impossible colossal frame-work. Guys and girls / ladies and gentlemen, in my dictionary music’s of such calibre and such passion never goes unnoticed. While you try to figure out what is it on “Marea” that instantly triggers your emotion and tickles your fancy, allow me to share mine. As difficult as it is, we do have a winner, and that’s the VIOLIN lads. Now you may ask yourself, why the violin section? Let’s face the fact, there had been lots of effort from various bands to incorporate instruments other than guitar, bass, and drums design, into alleged / shadowy rock music. Many outfits have even gone to the extent of experiencing some form of kaleidoscopic stage, including, tabla, strings or some other unpredictable instruments to their sound. With the exception of a handful, many monikers have struggled to deliver and that’s where “Aesthesys” kicks in. On “Marea” the band have excelled in its production. They’ve taken the experiments and analysis of their forerunners and integrated them into a wonderful entirety. Violinist Nik Koniwzski is an amazing performer - the inducing sounds he produces out of his violin scopes from conventional tunes to washed-out commotion. The ebbs and flows together with the distortion effects makes the sound so real that it literally penetrates your soul at different paces through various mixed feelings.
If I have to cut to the chase, plain and simple “Aesthesys” is a noteworthy outfit. “Marea” is the band latest Single which will most likely lead to an LP towards the end of 2017 and is entirely instrumental, intense and most importantly sincere. I know I’ve emphasized quite a bit on the violin section but if we look at this release as a compact piece, we can proudly say it’s a nine minutes-voyage to unpredictable places that, however, incorporates a melancholic and nostalgic air. The emotional side of the music is of an unimaginable beauty and structure, but with all that in mind we also have to consider the fact that “Aesthesys” is not a relatively young band. They’ve been around for nearly a decade. So, where many other outfits have missed the stamps on both artistry and dedication, “Aesthesys” just nailed it. Check this Single out, and like me, I am absolutely certain you will look forward to the upcoming LP.