Hydrorion Remnants by Embassador Dulgoon; Bandcamp Link: Hydrorion Remnants
Number 37 in the Wire Magazine (@thewiremagazine) Top 50 Releases of 2018.
If there’s anything you can glean about me from these reviews, it’s probably that I like to be surprised by the music I am listening to.
Embassador Dulgoon is, apparently, a Chilean musician named Nicolas Carcavilla. He has recorded under various guises over the years. This is his first album as “Embassador Dulgoon”.
The music here was recorded, seemingly live in the studio, between 2014 and 2016, yet it all feels of a piece.
Environmental sounds and animal noises rustle and shiver beneath tuned percussion, marimbas and glockenspiels. Simple melodies evoking childhood keen over complex repetitive rhythms.
Every once in a while the whole thing lurches into something like a krautrock groove, as on “Archways of Lepidodendron”, only to collapse back into percussion, synthesizer, and animal noises.
A thoroughly enjoyable album, my only real complaint is it is over far too soon.
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