When Vincent Fugère (aka Vizion) feels sad, he doesn’t just mope about the Interwebs, posting emo messages on Twitter. No sir. He gets to his workstation and channels his doom into his music. This EP released on the One netlabel, is 24 minutes and 49 seconds of quiet lonely introspection and undistilled sadness. Conceptually the EP is a soundtrack for the last man on earth, Koei, using the haunting imagery of a possibly non-existent graphic novel entitled Aion.
It is both organic and mechanical, mixing ethnic percussions and subtle electronic beats with sad synth pads and flowing melodic lines. In “Izanami All Over Again” and “And the Nightsky Fell Upon Us” you have spoken word samples from faded documentaries and long-dead homilies coming back to remind Koei of the civilization that once was. There are touches of IDM and glitch in “As I Gasp For My Last Breath: Introspection” giving menace and atmosphere to a simple tune. The final track “Le Point de Fuite” is nothing more than long melodic tones reverberating over dead space and then a slow muted groove. Overall, “Aion” is a beautiful EP of subtle electronic downtempo which is a perfect background for working or for rainy days contemplating your own eroding mortality.
7 MP3s, 192 kbps stereo, 44.1 kHz
Download all tracks as one zip file. (34 MB)
Release page on the One Netlabel.
Vizion’s artist website.