BAR 013 CD

‘Aubrite’ is a compelling work bordering on silence with it’s sparse orchestration and occasional hints at melody and acoustic interpretation. The tracks on ‘Aubrite’ glow and shimmer delicately, held together by the most fragile of sonic threads as Koner defines his vision of space. It moves overhead like a huge sheet of rippling metal filling the sky from the horizon to beyond our backs. Gradually it passes and brightness returns sliding out much like a sheet itself. Perhaps it was a huge planet gliding past so close you could almost touch it.  Or the sound of a sphere heard from inside itself.

‘Aubrite’ is Thomas Koner’s 4th full-length CD on Barooni. Once again he has excelled in producing a CD of great depth and mystery. Aubrite is a compelling work bordering on silence with it’s sparse orchestration and occasional hints at melody and acoustic interpretation. The tracks on Aubrite glow and shimmer delicately, held together by the most fragile of sonic threads as Koner defines his vision of space. There is no confinement here, no attempt to wrap the listener in the sound. It moves overhead like a huge sheet of rippling metal filling the sky from the horizon to beyond our backs. Everything is covered with a burnished hue. Something on a long thread lowers itself out of the sky and hangs suspended above our heads. Gradually it passes and brightness returns sliding out much like a sheet itself. Perhaps it was a huge planet gliding past so close you could almost touch it.  Or the sound of a sphere heard from inside itself.

‘Aubrite’ is a work of profound beauty, a challenge to the current blurring in the Ambient domain and very possibly, a way forward.