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Hanging Masses


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Gedfan Superb. Chilling music for crazy times.
Christopher Charles
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Christopher Charles Possibly the greatest ambient record ever made. Music for meditation. Favorite track: Vapor.
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Louis Awesome word. Wouldn't expect anything else. :) Favorite track: Hanging Masses.
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Dotflac Cell used soft pads, several layers of deep synthesizers and mesmerizing melodies through long tracks to pull us away from Earth.

Not too far in space, but just like hanging masses that don't know if they belong to gravity or weightlessness.

Close your eyes and just feel the music making your head swirl between ground and clouds, earth and skies, below and above.

Ethereal sounds on a light downtempo base, Cell converts his try after several collaborations in the Fahrenheit Project. Favorite track: Vapor.
Sébastien Bizeul
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Sébastien Bizeul Just two words: wonderful masterpiece. Favorite track: Switch Off.
Simon Buxton
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Simon Buxton Above all, this album proves that space is just as important as sound, and Hanging Masses pulls off this blend perfectly. Personal favourites are the Second Shape pair Favorite track: Second Shape part I.
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Calling 09:03
Switch Off 08:46
Vapor 08:49


Since his first release on Ultimae's Fahrenheit Project compilation in 2001, French electronic music artist Alexandre Scheffer has been making quite a name for himself under his alias Cell with many compilation features, a first album with Indica and several live digital recordings.

Hanging Masses is an elegant and stylish album in which the various components flow together smoothly as part of carefully crafted compositions. Cell infuses his music with warm melodic bass lines, overlapping pads and gentles pulses creating a sense of perpetual motion.

The album is made of 8 long tracks and features a collaboration with Vincent Villuis aka AES Dana on 'Switch Off'. Created with a wide array of composition tools, from the old analog synthesizers to the state of the art of new technologies,

Hanging Masses delivers rich and ample soundscapes and constitutes in the artist's heart a homage to Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, Steve Reich.


released December 8, 2009

Written & produced by Alexandre Scheffer.
Mastered at Ginger Hill Studio by Huby Sea and Vincent Villuis.
Design by David Vineïs aka Sub88.

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