ALEXANDER DANCALESS – COFFEE MORNING (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)
September 12th, 2012
Russian producer Alexander Dancaless returns to Bonzai Elemental after his All The Time EP with this stunning Chill album, Coffee Morning, 15 tracks of bliss and soundscapes waiting to be relaxed to.
The title track sets us off into a journey of sublime chilled out vibes, heavy, deep pads arranged in a cool melody and a subtle drum section sets up the album perfectly.
Irreversibility is a nice emotional piano moment with sweet melody and a strangely distorted pad that fits so well, cool beats give a downtempo feel as well as relaxing the mind.
Nacreous Poison has a dark edge to it, deep drone pads and basses and an eerie melodic sequence with heavier beats, a masterpiece of soundscaping.
Next we have Ice, more uptempo beat with some very cool FX on the drums, again we are treated to very nice melodies.
Track number five is called Another, very smooth intro building up to a crescendo of pads and voice over an array of well arranged beats, now it’s really time to chill with this amazing track.
Frustration takes a more grizzly approach as can be heard through the percussions, eerie windswept pads create an intense atmosphere.
My Film Is A Drama unloads sweet sounds over a heavier kick drum arrangement, deep bass and very nice organ sound will end up soothing the night away.
Puzzless is a really laidback affair starting off with smooth synths which later become grainy and then morph into beautiful melody.
Lonely Smoke is another beauty with a well constructed drum arrangement and an arp that really sets the melody off, very nice relaxing sound.
Track ten is I Don’t Feel A Bottom, as the name suggests you get a sense of an eerie dark abyss, wonderful technique.
When I Sleep is one of those tunes that will surely make you drift off, really nice piano and synth combination.
Time Of Low Clouds takes the chill meter way down with a cool groove and outstanding sweeping synth pads on the melody.
Other Autumn keeps the chilled out vibe alive with very subtle chords and a perfect drum section, a nice melody comes sweeping by keeping you hooked on this gem.
Tomorrow is more of that same sweet subtle sounds, really cool synth work on this and again the beats fit snugly into the groove.
Finally on this outstanding album is Squeezer, heavier kicks and bass create a nice flow in the sound, cool FX work and a simple melody make this a fitting end.
Yet another top quality offering from Alexander and for Bonzai Elemental.