The Corridor, the latest work from Frenchman Youri Blow, could’ve been the soundtrack to Joss Whedon’s classic space-western Firefly. The music reminds me of sweeping landscapes, space escapades, and ADVENTURE.
Not that Youri Blow wrote this album while on the run from The Alliance in a ship captained by Mal Reynolds. Youri actually travelled to Mongolia, to live with the Tsaatane Tribe. From the sound of The Corridor, it is something that heavily influenced the music he has created for this album.
The album is a real mix of genres – even space western would be too narrow a category. Each track has unique sounds and spin – some seem heavily influences by country and western and blues music, others have a more folksy or medieval feel. Others still have great electric feel, and some have that mystical, psychedelic feel. What is common throughout the album is the strong and intricate guitar work that is both the backbone and the feature of the album.
The Corridor is an album which really showcases the talent of Youri Blow. He is able to bring together a variety of genres and it all seems to mix together really well! This album is quite different to what I usually listen to, and on the first listening can be a bit confusing – it is not for everyone. The sound of the album is both laidback and busy at the same time. It is definitely something for those who are looking for an alternative and adventurous source of music, and at trying something new. Or, you know, if you need something to listen to while cruising around in outer-space.
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