A Través Del Espejo

Federico Durand - A Través Del Espejo
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January 8, 2016 / Release Date
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12k / Label
Ambient / Genres
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one of the most atmospheric and comfortably peaceful ambient albums of all the year, federcio durand taps into a very cozy and enjoyable sound fairly early on in this album, and consistently carries it for 45 minutes. however, some of these songs could've been a lot more developed.

best tracks: diorama (diorama) / hora de dormir (time to sleep) / el jardín encantado (the enchanted garden)
Ethereal and groundbreaking. Durand plays with the environment and makes you travel through different times and spaces, it's wonderful. However, some of this tracks feel half-baked, from the midpoint they just don't evolve or go anywhere. Still, this could easily be the soundtrack of a journey through the woods or a fairytale. It's that impressive.

Fav tracks: Linternas junto a la laguna, Diorama, El grillo de nácar, Hora de dormir.
Least fav track: Recuerdos en Super 8.
Federico Durand creates some soothing ambient pieces that would wonderfully portray the idea of exploring the attic of an abandoned cottage. Unfortunately, Durand does little to expand upon this promising sound. The way this album tries so desperately hard to be so peaceful all the time makes it feel a bit unauthentic overall.

Favourite tracks: Teatro de sombras (Shadow Play), Linternas junto a la laguna (Lanterns Beside the Lake)
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Track List

  1. Mirador en la montaña (Viewpoint in the mountain)
  2. Teatro de sombras (Shadow play)
  3. El jardín encantado (The enchanted garden)
  4. Linternas junto a la laguna (Lanterns beside the lake)
  5. Diorama (Diorama)
  6. El grillo de nácar (The cricket of nacre)
  7. Canción de la Vía Láctea (Milky Way song)
  8. Hora de dormir (Time to sleep)
  9. Recuerdos en Super 8 (Memories on Super 8)
  10. A través del espejo (Through the mirror)
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Added on: January 4, 2016