Merveille & Crosson – DRM – Visionquest

After an initial EP last year Visionquest’s Ryan Crosson and Cadenza’s Cesar Merveille once again team-up to develop their theme into a full blown album. But, if you were expecting an easy ride then think again as this music is set to transport you out of your comfort zone. More akin with Jazz, Ambience and free-form Funk in places, while briefly touching upon the dancefloor on others, DRM always seeks to invigorate the listener with its constantly expanding breadth of ideas that never seem to quite settle into one particular style. This has to be one of the most challenging, and therefore best, albums of the year. Partly that’s because of its seriously creative tone, in others because it steps beyond and will exceed your expectations. DRM, could just as well play as the soundtrack to some intense arthouse film, just as well as it would plug into your headphones to let your imagination run riot.

5 out of 5

Reviewed by Greg Fenton