Unnilhexium builds huge arrangements under an easily-grasped melody.
In 2012 we reviewed Unnilhexium’s album, “Cosmic Retrospections”, which we described as “harmonious, dissonant, hushful and booming. The six tracks that make up this album cover the entire aural spectrum to become inspirational, motivational and electric. It is charged with glorious choral rises, militant drumming permutations, eerie interludes, and inspirational sound bliss, cascades upon the senses like a sonic waterfall, both placid and torrential. Unnilhexium takes the listener from both blissful and powerful electronic symphonic visions of heaven, to dark and foreboding cosmic planets.”
Then in 2013, Unnilhexium released the single, “Out Of Sky”. I felt that the single was invigorating and inspiring – still incorporating the pensive, meditative, and reflective moods of Unnilhexium’s previous works -but appearing to be brighter, sunnier and more upbeat!
Now in 2014 Unnilhexium has unleashed the 10-track album “Destiny”, which incorporates the single “Out Of Sky”, from which it has inherited that same ‘invigorating and inspiring’ spirit. “Destiny”, like previous Unnilhexium inspirations, transcends rhythm and melody to become a spiritual experience. Where it takes you will depend on you, but it will evoke a response or even a journey if you give it a chance. My first encounter with “Destiny”, was impressive, just listening to snatches of a few tracks, but when I completed it entirely, it engrossed both my attention and imagination.
The music sank into the background as my response welled up and the tracks seemed to build on each other somehow. Every time I listen to it now I get a different response, but it has turned into a meditative experience that I relish. “Destiny”, is a great title because this album is deep and different every time you listen to it.
I am a big fan of this one man, electronic symphony. So I was easily swept off my feet at first listen to “Destiny”, as I have been in the past by Unnilhexium’s works. This album however comes out flying with an unprecedented intensity and power right from the opening tracks and does not let up the rhythm and pace until at least the 8th track, “Death of the Hero”. And the reason, I think, is that the album plays out like a movie soundtrack, with a beginning, a middle section and an ending sub-divided into 10 tracks (much like movie scenes).
The overall aural atmosphere of the album enraptured me with its deep complexity and power. Like no other indie electronic artist I’ve discovered, Unnilhexium’s music creates emotion in visually textural environments. “Destiny”, is just another, of many of his musically magical worlds you’ll love to explore.
Unnilhexium builds huge arrangements under an easily-grasped melody. Either he goes for insistent rhythmic build-ups, or lush symphonic arrangements with sweeping choral interludes, but in either case, there’s always a powerful melody on top of it, which gets into your head after only two plays. His use of instrumentation, sound and voice is simply awesome. “Destiny” is his best work by far!