ARTIST - 12 FOLLOWERS/METEO XAVIER

 

 

ALBUM - ESPERS

 

Website: http://www.meteoxavier.com

Genre: Ambient, Chill, Dub

Sounds like: Prodigy, Enigma, Moby

The Good Passionate Indie Vibe 

The Bad Repetitive, Lacks Bass

The Ugly Nothing to Report

The Band 4 out of 5

The Music 4 out of 5

The Songs 4 out of 5

The Vibe 5 out of 5

The Production 3.5 out of 5

The Verdict 4 out of 5

 

NOVEMBER 2011 

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CD REVIEW 

 

The Artist I recently checked out the latest CD from composer/songwriter "12 Followers/Meteo Xavier" entitled Espers released in 2010.

 

The band The compositions of 12 Followers are pretty solid across the board. I would say he possess above average writing skills. Timing seems to be spot on within each sonic movement. Meteo Xavier clearly has olid melodic instincts via these compositions that match the cult Ambient style of music perfectly. The music melodic, dark, unpredictable, interesting, thought provoking and highly entertaining are just some of the words I would use to describe his music. Musical textures reminiscent of Moby and Prodigy. Anything ambient yet dark thought provoking and deep. If you like those kinds of artists you will no doubt get a kick out of this CD. The songs Above average songs. Very simple yet effective, conservative, highly original and passionate. Espers strikes the prefect balance between Ambient Theatrics and Passionate Orchestration. Meteo Xavier is clearly just letting it all hang out as a songwriters and as a result this is what comes out of the other side. My favorite song on the CD is a toss up between "Sagetellah" and "Navi Whisperwilde." The vibe Great vibe. Perfect for late night college parties, coffeehouses, or even magazine shops. The production delivers a lot of musical variety. Honorable mentions go out to amazing production virtuoso of Meteo Xavier. I give him high marks for not being afraid to let it all hang out musically. Meteo Xavier is not trying to be some catchy Ambient composer striving for mass appeal hes just being himself. The CD refuses to try to hard thats what makes it so amazing The good Very likeable, marketable record amazing songs, dark, highly original. Possesses a very unique signature sound. The bad CD lacks bass tonality. I like to feel the songs besides just listen to them. More musical tidbits along the way would be nice. CD is guilty of being a tad repetitive. The ugly Nothing to report.

 

The verdict Espers by 12 Followers/Meteo Xavier is a rock solid release. The songwriting is clearly above average. The production gets its point across well. Again the most amazing thing about this CD is the composition genius of 12 Followers/Meteo Xavier. Hes clearly a premier talent. Fans of all things ambient will love this CD no doubt.

Markus Druery

Indieshark Music Critic

 

 

 

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