Cadenced Haven – Peregrination

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Released: 2010 By Groove Unlimited

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  1. Devoted LossMP3 soundclip of Devoted loss mix 2 [3:00]
    With Gert Emmens
  2. Confronting ConscienceMP3 soundclip of Confronting conscience [3:00]
    Ft. Gert Emmens
  3. Atmosphere Of AmalgamationMP3 soundclip of Atmosphere of amalgamation [3:00]
    With Gert Emmens
  4. Reversion To The Unborn
  5. Path To Phenomenon
  6. Virtual Reality
  7. Catalysis
    Ft. Gert Emmens
  8. The Silent Visit
  9. Conclusion
    With Gert Emmens

Intriguing rhythms, exiting atmospheres. With Gert Emmens

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Weight 105 g



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7 reviews for Cadenced Haven – Peregrination

  1. Sylvain Lupari / Guts Of Darkness

    Cadenced Haven is an artist born in Bangladesh that Gert Emmens discovered and taken under his wing while recording The Nearest Faraway Place Vol.3. Besides she played synths on Conclusion and since then, they worked in close collaboration in order to polish Laila Quaraishis first CD: Peregrination. In fact, 5 of the 9 titles that build Peregrination are the fruit of this artistic collaboration, giving to Peregrination a strange artistic signature where the fascinating world of the Dutch synthesist is melted admirably well with Cadenced Havens own.

    Fine slightly metallic percussions delicately hammer the padded and misty intro of Devoted Loss. Feminine voices are joining and groan under discrete sinuous layers of a vaporous synth which embraces a phase as celestial as spiritual. Devoted Loss offers a very ethereal intro which quietly leaves its morphic trance under irregular pulsations, vaguely reminding the sequential universe of Gert Emmens. The rhythm is finally revealed. Delicate, it pulsates on beautiful sequences with hypnotic wobbling and keyboard keys which hop in a tender musical universe. A universe where everything seems fragile. As much as these soft layers of a symphonic synth, whose solos are shape in silk, than these sequences which draw rhythmic imprints of tenderness. A cosmic softness wrapped of oniric vocalizes which fit to perfection this hybrid pace where the rhythm sways in a celestial ambiance. An ambiance rushed by a final of which hammering rhythms come and go in a soft chaos of rhythmic rebellion flavors. This final to tergiversating tempos gives the kickoff to an album where rhythms are in constant duality. Following resounding NASA voices, metallic percussions la Jarre style on Calypso fall with crash.
    Confronting Conscience leads then to a cosmic intro where space voices intermingle with human voices tinted with anguish. Witness of the scene, a synth moulds long sinuous layers which undulate under fine pulsations. And bang! The percussions fall with crash, drawing a heavy and slow tempo imprisoned of a synth whose slow layers undulate and interlace on harsh and noisy strikes which hammer a constant tempo. Loud and sinuous on hammered rhythm!
    All the opposite of Catalysis and its infernal tempo which rests on a good line of bass and sequences which palpitate under layers of a syncretic synth and from Atmosphere Of Amalgamation whose heavy pulsations follow each others at high speed and a synth with enormous endless sinuosity. More experimental than purely electronic, Atmosphere of Amalgamation is the rhythmic equivalent of a series of minimalist pulsations that overlap the rails of a train rolling at high speed, under the slow deployments of heavy cumulus.
    Reversion to the Unborn is the very first title where we are alone with Cadenced Haven. After an atmospheric intro where fine Tablas percussions mold an impressive tempo in a heteroclite sound universe, a slow synthesized layer opens a new gate where the rhythm is more lively. A tempo supported by good percussions and wrapped with great mellotron synth pads where choirs and flutes intermingle to offer a soft melody which floats above a solid rhythm.
    Path to Phenomenon offers a strange cadenced structure where sequences palpitate and hem at high speed, a little as on Atmosphere of Amalgamation, with a quasi atonal movement. A long series of pulsations divided by passages of synths with symphonic strata, piano notes and ethereal vocalizes which sing of key in this musical universe still so bubbling of wriggly sequences.
    Virtual Reality plunges us again in this rhythms duality that animates the musical universe of Cadenced Haven. The 1st part offers an ambient and floating movement where strata of a morphic synth are getting lost into strange stuffed voices. Symphonic, synth spits briefs mislaid solos, whereas percussions force the tempo. A beat which is holding lasciviously on solids percussions and synth with languorous layers which pierce a structure always sit down between two tempos.
    The Silent Visit is a superb title which requires more than one listening. After a good atmospheric and landscape intro, sequences flicker on the spot, such of dragonflies wings, molding an inanimate rhythm, but quite real, which takes life on good percussions. Dynamic percussions that ravel under a synth to sober layers and syncretic streaks. Some great sci-fi in music where chaotic anarchic rhythm reigns in a sumptuous electronic atmosphere! Those who liked the strange world of Clara Mondshine will just love this.
    Conclusion is similar to the Conclusion of Gert Emmens CDs; The Nearest Faraway Place Vol.3. The very first title where Gert met his Muse.

    Peregrination is as attractive as melodious! Certainly, the 5 titles with Gert Emmens skew the facts. On the other hand, on each one of these titles, one feels pretty well the Haven touch. An approach carefully elaborated on the 4 other titles, where the duality of the rhythmic universe of Cadenced Haven is articulating on cadences and ambiances as unexpected as appealing. In fact Peregrination offers 2 for 1; a Gert Emmens mini album where one finds his ebullient sequences in an extremely syncretic sound world in parallel and a mini introductory album of Cadenced Haven which reveals us an astonishing artist rich in ideas and audacities on rhythmic structures full of surprises.

    2010. Sylvain Lupari / Guts Of Darkness

  2. Bert Strolenberg / Sonic Immersion

    Cadenced Haven is a project by Bangladesh-based female artist Laila Quraishi, who got some great help from accomplished Dutch synthesist Gert Emmens on her debut-release Peregrination”.

    The CH-project itself is a mind soothing

  3. Bruce Gall / Sunday Synth

    The debut album from Cadenced Haven has a psychedelic-trippy feel to it then add to that the very recognizable melodic touch from Gert Emmens and you have a album of differing styles that merge very well. East meets west. Laila has a good thing going here, combining her own originality with that of one of EM’s best.

    2010. Bruce Gall / Sunday Synth

  4. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity

    This release from 2010 features 79 minutes of dreamy electronic music.
    Cadenced Haven is Laila Quraishi. She is joined on five tracks by Gert Emmens.

    Delicate electronics achieve a flowing dreaminess that is given a pleasant oomph by glittering keyboards and subtle rhythms.Texturals play a vital role in this tuneage. These tonal textures are atmospheric and tinged with an understated nobility, establishing celestial foundations for the rest of the electronics.
    Calm keyboards generate rolling cycles that comprise the backbone of these songs. Additional riffs are layered in to provide soft embellishment, expanding the overall serenity with their temperate presence. A selection of effects season the flow with their inventive influence.
    A variety of modes are used to provide the songs with rhythmic propulsion: traditional e-perc, quirky tempos, and the application of pulsations harnessed to establish a surging sense of locomotion.Choral voices are employed to enhance the music’s heavenly quality.

    These compositions possess a sparkling purity and a distinct serenity. While a few tracks exhibit a more sprightly demeanor, the general tone is one of thought-provoking sedation, an intention that is very capably pulled off with gentle electronics that sneakily creep into the subconscious and settle in to induce a soothing calm.

    2010. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity

  5. Roberto Vales / Ultima Fronteira Radio

    Peregrination” supone el debut musical de Laila Quaraishi conocida como Cadenced Haven

  6. Artemi Pugachov / Encyclopedia of Electronic music

    Cadenced Haven is a project of Bangladesh-based female artist Laila Quaraishi. She presents here a melodic type of music with a relaxing vibe. The album was released on Dutch EM label Groove Unlimited and Gert Emmens, one of the mainstays of the label, lends a hand on a few tracks with his trademark sequences and mellotron choirs / pads.

    Case in point is the first track Devoted Loss” where exotic singing is combined with relaxed rhythms and said mellotron chords. This is nice

  7. Kristian Persson / Sweden

    The atmosphere that Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven has conjured up on Peregrination is stunning. These two magicians knows how to make infectious EM with an exiting atmosphere that keeps the interest and excitement up from the 1st track to the last. Rarely do I get to hear such extraordinary EM like this!

    The 1st track, Devoted Loss, introduces us with a woman singing aahs and ooohs” together with some catchy sequencing mixed with perfectly balanced rhythms that keeps building with its infectious & cinematic feel. It has a great re-play factor

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