superb sophomore album, all tracks taken apart sound super good but more I love the soft acoustic / mad electronic / vap ambient and then vap amb / mad elec/ soft acoustic plan of the album
Favorite track: Air Is Unfit.
‘Cliodynamics' is the second release by Copenhagen composer and musician Astrid Sonne. Acting as a sequel to her debut album 'Human Lines' (2018), 'Cliodynamics' allows the listener to delve deeper into the enveloping elements of her compositional practice. The result is a refined electronic expression, continuing to bring in her instrument of choice, the viola, as a natural part of her music. As well as adding something new to her work, working with four vocalists.
With a reinforced interest in transitions and crossings in form and structure, the six tracks present their very own perception of emotional states of being. Each composition is a thorough exploration of their own dynamics and pace, paying close attention to the qualities connected to the sensitive features. 'Cliodynamics' in total becomes a guide carrying the listener through islands of both high-intensity polyrhythmic and careful ambience with equal kindness. Common for the compositions is the continued way of working with the balance between repetition and renewal in the musical material. Sonnes approach is both insisting and bendable at the same time, accommodating consideration for balance and dynamics in each piece.
released October 4, 2019
Composed, arranged and produced by Astrid Sonne
Vocals by Andrea Novel, Xenia Xamanek Lopez, Henriette Motzfeldt, Astrid Sonne