Aes Dana ‘[ Leylines ]’

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Chill out for these increasingly warmer days, made for slow moving and/or dreaming. Like a summer day! Thats not just what I am thinking what this music is made for, it was also an about ten years old track which I listen to continuously since then. This time I first got in contact with Vincent ‘Aes Dana’ Villuis and I am happy that I don’t missed any of the releases he, or Ultimae Records, is involved in. His fourth album is very multifaceted and combines silent moments and untouched downbeat grooves, with an emotional depth which is extraordinary in my ears. Unfolding and rising atmosphere are guiding you through a relaxed journey into your inner self. My personal highlight on this CD is ‘Lysistrata’ because of its complexity: Extensive intro followed by challenging slow motion beats on a mind blowing arrangement of spacey atmospheric sounds, like a summer day! Awesome how deep his music can go! (liese)

Release press text:
French composer Vincent Villuis, aka AES Dana, known for his participation to the H.U.V.A. Network band and co-manager of Ultimae Records, signs here his 4th ambient downtempo album and presents 10 immersive tracks of luminous darkness.

‘For those who believe in them, Leylines are invisible lines of forces that connect centers of geomagnetic power to one another.’ Throughout the album, the artist builds upon the concept of connections that exist between various musical genres and influences, interlinks between the elements surrounding us, the feelings of life. Sound becomes organic matter, clay. Tapped, scraped, plucked, stretched, it transforms into rich rhythms, spatial acoustics, sustained harmonics, hypnotic morphing pads and profound basslines. The outcome is a granular journey of complex delicacy, fragmented and yet fluid.

* Mastered by Magnus Birgersson at Studio Jupiter, Göteborg, Sweden.
* Artwork by Vincent Villuis with photograms by Rodolpe Bessey
* Genre : Downtempo – Electronica
* Format : CD Digipack deluxe + 16 sheets booklet