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VHD012 | 2019-04-26  
File under PSYSOUNDELIC JOURNEY
" Psysoundelic. Close your eyes and let your mind paint his own Eyelands vision. An invitation to a neuromusical meditative trip. Brillant and hyp-tonic.” V.Hänin
Lagardere second solo album - his first solo album MFEDL has been released May 2018 on transparent vinyl on Vanina Hänin - is a psysoundelic journey into an untamed an fantasized parallel reality called Eyelands.
Let's say it frankly, it's really a kind of a meditative musical experience in which Lagardere transports the listener. Not such an easy exercise to do, but when it is well done, what a trip, and “Eyelands” definitively reaches its goal. Each and every of the nine tracks of Lagardere's album has been crafted meticulously. With its unique atmosphere sounding like a lost soundtrack for an obscure indie flick, blending deep atmospheres, flying epic synths melodic line, percussive and tribal elements, eerie hypnotic pads layers, ghostly pianos, grainy distorded noisy basses, “Eyelands” is definitely a piece to be listened to in one shot, from start to end, eyes closed.
You almost feel on your body the mugginess of a trip in a lost jungle, the wetness of a summer rain, the cracking of the thunder in the distance, the ups and downs of an inner mental journey, and most of all, the psychedelic power of “The Mighty Eyeplants”. The closing track “Reaching Eyelands”, the climax of the trip, is one mad and unique piece, with this multiple kind of classical patterns played by mad synths almost on the loose, a ramping insect sounding bassline, lifting up the soul to complex and ethereal spheres, the eerie choir from a mysterious sect summoning some Eyelands ancestral gods. Cult track!
Trippy, elegant, melancholic, romantic, astonishingly visual. Lagardere definitively has got this talent to litterally paint with sound immaterial landscapes as far as the mind can see. Clairvoyant.

Cover art by Lola Jay

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