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Sunday, July 13, 2008

CD Review: Aaron Acosta - Wave

Aaron Acosta – Wave
2005, Aaron Acosta

Aaron Acosta is a jack of all trades, from music composition to lighting design for theater, shows, etc. There isn't a single technical aspect of performance or presentation that he does not understand. In 2005 he released his second electro-acoustic album, Wave.

Wave mixes acoustic and electric sounds in an experiment of musical free-form thought. From the Jazzy, trip-hop Trap to mellow house beat of Deception, Aaron Acosta covers all the bases in between. Far is perhaps the class of the album, sounding like Harold Faltermeier on a vision quest. The sound is relatively consistent throughout. Wave is pleasant, but not challenging.

If you like mellow music that mixes in real-world acoustics then this is for you. Wave is a step up from the electro-acoustic recordings available featuring nature sounds, and is pleasant to listen to, but fails to truly inspire.

Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)

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