Dirk Serries – Microphonics XXVI-XXX: Resolution Heart

Rating: 4/5
Distributor/label: https://tonefloat.com/
Released: 2016
Buy album: http://1185600.mijnwinkel.nl/TFLP172.html
Artist website: http://www.dirkserries.com

resolutionheartBand line-up:

Dirk Serries – all instruments

Tracklisting:

1. XXVI: Epiphany And Isolation
2. XXIX: I Communicate Silence
3. XVII: Swept To The Skye
4. XXX: The Deprivation Of Heart

Review:

Dirk Serries released an album last year, but his acclaimed project “Microphonics” had been on hold since 2013; saying this release was anticipated is an understatement. Lucky for them, the Belgian artist doesn’t seem capable of disappointing his fans.

“Microphonics XXVI-XXX: Resolution Heart” resumes the minimalism traits of the previous works, making a ten-minute song evolve around what sounds like a single note, its intensity more powerful than a handful of riffs. Comprised of four tracks, all with titles that indicate the abandonment depicted in the artwork of the album and which the melancholia of their melodies translate, Serries delivers +40 minutes of sorrowful ambient/drone music. Not a soul-searching journey, as each track is strongly separated, starting with fade-in and finishing with

Not a soul-searching journey, as each track is strongly separated, starting with fade-in and finishing with fade-out, making it impossible to drift away from one to the next. But that’s obviously deliberate – Serries wants you alert for this experience, not in a drowsy state where the despair could feel like a dream.

Review by Renata Lino
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