ALEXALFONS – Wide Open Spaces LP

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From the moment I heard ALEXALFONS for the first time, I completely fell in love with his music. It was his album D(R)AWN that sound tracked many sensitive moments for me last year, consequently making it into my top 10. You would think that I would be able to justify such a choice, however, whenever I try describe his music, I tend to be lost for words. Not only because he is an incredibly talented producer, but also because I find the music tends to speak for itself. Just as if you were to witness a magnificent piece of art, listening to his music requires not much more than silence – the hollow beats, the emotive vocal and water samples, the soothing synths – everything just merges too perfectly for it to be real, but at the same time, it is, and there is a really comforting thought that always runs through my head when I think about the existence of such a talented being.

I find early mornings work best for this music: the unfocused exhaustion, emotions are at their most vulnerable, it’s quiet. Wide Open Spaces, the latest offering from ALEXALFONS, provided the comfort for this unearthly hour last night, and it was perhaps one of the most thought-provoking of my life. If you’re in need of some sonic therapy, give this album and his prior releases a listen.

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