Beautifully performed and produced, Dagnell’s Ave Maria offers a sublime soundscape and vocal-line that utilize contrast to a bold and powerful degree.
Far from the classic song of the same name, this composition emerges like a new-world trip hop release, complete with equal parts organic and electronic sound-play – slowly enveloping listeners in its ever-changing dynamic and aura.
The vocals are kept to a minimum, but when they do appear, their delicacy is quite breathtaking. The musical arrangement is immersive in itself, finely designed and ready to wash over listeners in a powerful fashion. Add in the vocal lead, the various stops, starts and re-workings that appear structurally, and the whole thing intrigues and satisfies in a genuinely new way.
Superb, a creatively fresh, unpredictable yet mighty release, with a notable air of identity and artistry about it. Enjoy.