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Lee DiBane: Falling Upwards Into Sky

Read "Falling Upwards Into Sky" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Daniel “SyNtHuSeR" Byerly is a man of many talents, one is creating great music and another is re-creating himself via “aka's" ad infinitum. I have a hunch that Mr. DiBane exists only as ink . . . anyway, back to the review. This latest release is your more sparsely meditative, head-trip using minimalism/ ambient spacescapes/ sequencing to stroll through a wash of synths and warped effects that echo Cluster, Eno-vibed electronix, and that subtle Suzanne Doucet tremolo-warmth. ...

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Album Review

Lee DiBane: Falling Upwards Into Sky

Read "Falling Upwards Into Sky" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Daniel “SyNtHuSeR" Byerly is a man of many talents, one is creating great music and another is re-creating himself via “aka's" ad infinitum. I have a hunch that Mr. DiBane exists only as ink . . . anyway, back to the review.This latest release is your more sparsely meditative, head-trip using minimalism/ ambient spacescapes/ sequencing to stroll through a wash of synths and warped effects that echo Cluster, Eno-vibed electronix, and that subtle Suzanne Doucet tremolo-warmth. Traces of ...

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SyNtHuSeR: October Fool

Read "October Fool" reviewed by John W. Patterson


Overview: Daniel Edward Byerly is supposedly the phenomenon aka SyNtHuSeR, an entity of many talents. A wealth of music and artistic visions stock his thoughts and best of all he releases them to the world. The quality of his compositions is predictably even and stays inspired. Musicianship is tight yet a comfortable listen with SyNtHuSeR communicating his art with obvious ease of execution. Recordings are clean, high-quality mastering, with an attention to being very professional being evident. To realize that ...

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SyNtHuSeR: Eleven One

Read "Eleven One" reviewed by John W. Patterson


Seven tracks engage your interest, I begin to engage the review . . .“Part one”, 9:19, dark ambient drone synth opening. Very eerie, very effective. Over-loud synth-drums kicking in distract/ shock a tad but overall synth use is excellent. Byerly’s signature guitar with synthvoicings meshed into riffage spices things up nicely. Think my pal, Neil Nappe and his 80s July release.“Part two”, 10:06, a rambling piece full of stretching room for SyNtHuSeR to rock out and ...


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