While the music in general is simple, the profound attention to detail is magnificently vast, the harmonies are full of densities and the gracious glory that is delivered throughout its elegant waves of dehydrated splendor are maximized through the vicinities of its expansive sonorous possibilities, though in a very modest layout. With six tracks – Blood Passage, The Crystal Wizard, Hagsbane, Chasm of Light, Through the Darkness and Winter's Crest – this work is a simple, but wonderful expression of sensational creative artistry. With organic virtues that condensates its continuous elemental ordinations, Tome of the Crystal Wizard is a very poetic, elusive and graceful work, whose harmonies deliver a fragrant universe of unexpected sensibility, liberated by a dispersive soul that correlates the exercise of its proverbial tenacity with its extraordinary sense of musical infinity.
The beauty of the album comes entirely from the exponential deliverance of a very uncompromised simplicity, that strikes and appeals to your conscience from the beginning, while – on the other hand – seems willingly eager to explore the sentimental qualities of the genre, in a very individualistic comprehension of reality. With somewhat dilated, but concomitantly concentrated horizontal harmonies slowly inclined to fade over the horizon of its own diluted tonalities, the abstract serenity that rises above the sovereignty of your existence is pragmatically eroded, to accept the delusional somnolence of an everlasting sound that gravitates around its own subtle and suggestive universe of ambivalent tranquility and disturbance.
Tome of the Crystal Wizard is a splendorous album, with exceedingly vivacious and post-classical qualities, despite its objectivity. Oblique and sometimes peripheral – but wonderfully audacious and original –, Iagon displays a lugubrious and lucid style on this brilliant work, that definitely projects dungeon synth as a curious, instigating and sagaciously singular form of artistry.