[reviews] afe108lcd
subinterior: mesmerize

wonderful wooden reasons []
website, u.k., june 2009

Italian musician Andrea Freschi presents a set of manipulated field recordings that hum and drone their way through an innocuous fourtysix minutes. "Mesmerize" doesn't exactly live up to it's title and indeed played at, what I would think of as, a conscious volume it's easy to ignore.

It does all the things and has all the elements that a dark(ish) drone album is meant to do and have and is diverting enough in it's way but it never truly hooks itself into your psyche.

However, played quietly whilst otherwise occupied it integrates itself into that activity with surprising fluidity revealing it's presence only when the album ends and you notice that something is missing. More importantly, that something good is missing.

[Ian Holloway]