The sonorous style prevalent in this album is mostly melancholic and despondent, though a gracious and delicate beauty is always present. The minimalist harmonies can be quite rapturous, as they ascend to a platform of absolute serenity, where no fatalist demise can be properly acknowledged without its respective level of suffering. Nevertheless, there is an abundance of gracious elements of despondent displacement, something reminiscent of an omnipotent sadness, inherent of an endless rainy day, that circumnavigates the brutality of its own acrimonious agony.
While the album has a mostly dark and dense musical layout – almost mythical in some passages –, the general style is beautiful, emotional and quite original. With a formidable style of his own, Āustras Laīwan, a project solely created and developed by musician Aleks Āulaukis, that is involved in several others musical acts, with deeply authorial and genuine creative layouts, delivers a formidable and translucent paradigm of fugacious, though exceptional beauty, that standardizes a graceful horizon of distinctive features into a distant realm of elegant lethargy and perennial sophistication of sensitive perceptions.
Beautiful and intriguing, Māris Tensīlis reveals itself a marvelous mosaic of endlessly audacious creative possibilities. With a post-classical outtake on sentimental sincerity that incorporates life delivered as a quintessential form of art, this majestic work deserves to be heard and consecrated as a refined, though modest milestone, that embraces existence as a poetic hyperbole of the human soul. Definitely, this is a work that would leave its audience in rapturous excitement, and desperate for more releases of Āulaukis, as soon as possible.