AU - "Alchímía"
(The Laboratory LAB001)
From Aural Innovations #32 (November 2005)
AU is a Swedish group from Stockholm that plays what they call progressive electronica. The CD features 8 tracks with electronic beats and singing-spoken text by Anna Sandberg. Both members are in the band Ars Ultima, who have toured in Denmark, Sweden and Germany and play medieval Swedish music. The music has a medieval folk influence mixed with the electronic beats and sounds as well. I like that the tracks are all quite long, including the last 17 minute track which is just strange electronic sound modulations mixed from simple sounds like beeps and telephone or computer sounds. Strange… damn cool stuff.
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Reviewed by Scott Heller