BRIEF DESCRIPTION: To the vastness of electronic music is overlaid the image of a distant music maker, a hermit, at times tormented by his very own schizophrenia. From this is possible to devine IDM's chief brand image: a certain cutting edge attitude which alienates more conservative listeners, and demands of it's followers practise and self-sacrificing discipline.
Nevertheless, there are those which oppose the mecanical coldness of these sounds by using confortable blankets of more humane and emotionally warm music. It is not only possible, as it is desirable, this side to electronic music as inumerous examples show us. This is one of those examples. Heinemann521, ou Shuho Hidaka, builds up confort by telling a story that in certain moments fills us with fresh air and lightness ("Trail" e " "Bathingpool") and in other moments shows us the drama of a tantalizing sadness, filled with distortion interwoven with cutting noise and overwhelming cries, all set in a crescendo ("Tear" e "Dailyroutines").
This crescendo, supported by harmonious arranjements and artful melodies, as well as the basic squeleton of some IDM, confers to "Barge" a balance that doesn't run out in two or three tracks, but maintains a train of sound, a path filled with beauty that we want to explore.
For listening with the rain in your window pane, or in your car in front of the ocean, "Barge" is a sensitive album.
- Hugo Pedro