Such powerful and atmosphere works haven't appeared in the horizon for a long time already. Name Parallel Worlds is new for me, but after album Shade this musician got to the centre of great attention. Using oldschool analogue synthesizers together with modern drum-section Bakis Sirros creates really astounding sound canvas. The album constantly keeps you in suspence, like in a good thriller, there is a hint of suspence in each sound and sample. The project is called Parallel Worlds not in vain, there is really a feeling that you get into some parallel world of Shades. Shade is a rather odd place and you start feeling rum, but this is exactly why I liked this album. Sound design and the record's sounding in general are worthy special mention. It's felt how carefully one or another element was chosen. Skilfully used reverbs and delay help to force the atmosphere very much, also the perfect effect of an old vinyl which is present, for example, in track "A Moment Frozen". To my mind, it's one of the best things. Only two minutes, but how much it includes, how many nuances and details which like diamond sides, emphasize and create the obvious beauty. If we speak about beauty, well "Shade" with the same name is also worth special attention. The composition catches not only due to the performance technique but thanks to the melody itself, a little bit sad and lonely, though perfectly adding to the general sounding. The album's music also includes something mechanical, cyberpunk and "Compulsive Mechanics" is perhaps the best example for it. During the whole composition we are in the heart of some infernal machine, with its merciless squeaks and knocking bringing the nervous system into stupor. Imagination starts working on itself, creates some associations and images, not each musician is able to create such music.
Shade to my pure personal opinion, can already be considered one of the best albums of 2009. There is few such incredible, tangible music nowadays, one must literally "separate the wheat from the chaff". Here is no run-of-the-mill track, each composition is a piece of mosaics, if you gather it you will get a perfect picture.
- Parallel Worlds