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Dato

by Tomas Weiss

Top notch produced cinematic soundscapes. Finely crafted from beginning to end with a fascinating blend of traditional and contemporary sounds.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. Illuscape
15:14 album only
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2. Creeping Hazard
5:04 album only
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3. Vague Unrest
11:55 album only
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4. Dato
6:44 album only
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5. Observer
6:26 album only
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6. Agape
6:34 album only
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7. Stille
7:27 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Known for his collaborations with Mathias Grassow and The Circular Ruins, Dato is Tomas’ first release under his own name.With this album he proves to be one of the leading names when it comes to top notch produced cinematic soundscapes.Finely crafted from beginning to end with a fascinating blend of traditional and contemporary sounds.As Tomas says :
"DATO means to me to live musically in the now.The past can be a trigger or an inspiration but should never be reproduced or repeated just to be on the safe side. As much as we live in the present, I believe that as artists we should use all the great technical tools we have today at our disposal.Therefore in DATO I integrate all my current ideas in music, sounds, structure as well as my experiences and influences.The key to DATO is to combine not separate"
Limited CD in exclusive two panel digi file.

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Richard Gurtler

Spectacularly strange, but enormously attractive, challenging and intriguing!!!
"Dato" is the first solo effort of Tomas Weiss since his 2006 release "Original Mitschnitte" on El Culto. In the meantime active in many other collaborative projects with Mathias Grassow (also as Nautic Depths), Anthony Paul Kerby or Annemarie Borg (as Thamnos). "Dato" unfolds impressively with over 15 minutes clocking epilogue entitled "Illuscape", a highly imaginative and freshly breathing deep organic ambience, finely colored with various sharp or pulsing crystal clear sound effects, rather minimal than colossal, but extremely effective to my ears!!! Eclectic strings, percussions and strange sounds open "Creeping Hazard" that keeps its diversified odd structure all the way with emerging and ever-changing dramatic passages. "Vague Unrest" is highly meditative tune with significant gongs backed by shadowy drones with slowed-down pulses, later freely transforming into slightly more massive soundwalls flavored with tinkling and echoed metallic sounds, deeply mysterious masterpiece!!! Title composition "Dato" is invaded by machinelike gurgles that soon change into varied blend of high-tech sonic experiments and choir-like sounds with some exotic fragrance thrown in, at the very end jumping into much calmer acoustic texture. "Dato" is sonic chamaeleon!!! Futuristic drifts on "Observer" are supported by mechanized substances and ocassional choirs on the background, this is another highly absorbing soundscape obscured by mist! "Agape" unfolds silently, but eclectic industrial experiments step in as well as Middle East femme voices, a really stirring mixture of deep soundclouds, sharp factory sounds and exotic aroma, magnificent sonic excitement is guaranteed!!! "Stille" closes this strongly captivating journey with highly evocative drifts richly colored with rainy and other environmental sounds (Mathias Grassow is credited for sound support on this piece), what a graciously floating finale!!! "Dato" is without doubt spectacularly strange, but enormously attractive, challenging and intriguing. It displays superb technical skill and amazingly executed sound sculpting by Tomas Weiss. A truly virtuoso performance, musically, sonically and visually (design by Theo Rabou)!!!

Richard Gürtler (Oct 18, 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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