Surreal Auteur is the album by Ontario duo Allegories, which came out in 2008 without any fanfare. The two men responsible for the album spent a good year making it, and then building a fairly elaborate (and totally insane) website, and then didn’t tell anyone about it. That’s basically the story. However, it’s finally getting a proper release. And so it should - its beautiful, a true labyrinth of a record, where every note and sound is thoughtfully chosen, then intertwined to create a dense cross-stitch of ambient soundscapes that soar and swoop, undulating caresses, the gaps and silences as all-important as the gossamer landscapes erected in your ears. Which all makes sense when you discover that this is an epic lyrical journey with an otherworldly plot - check out what I mean here...
A piece of art that is waiting for heavy dissection, Surreal Auteur is a strange one as its hard to fathom that something this golden could have been hidden away when we are subjected to so much muck. And there is more to come - a follow-up is in the works. Hurry up and head over to their Bandcamp - you still might be able to pick it up for free - otherwise buy it here.
Allegories - Shake Like A Leaf
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