Blending several genres of music, Henyei Neto creates a personal style exceedingly difficult to categorize, that reasserts on the verge of its creative art several different influences, from Post Rock to Ambient, borrowing elements from progressive rock, and even electronic music. With eight tracks – being them Singularity, Eclosion, FraQtal, Steps of Migration, Rupture, Serendipity, Birth of a Planet and Syzygy – and usually alternating between short and long songs, Ortus Planetae manages to be a remarkable guitar-centered album, where creativity and originality flows lightly, as a wind breeze, striking you in an expressive intensity of unimaginable fascination.
With heavy and protuberating guitar lines, that manages to give intensity, melody and rhythm to the music, all at the same time, the album seems to be a conceptual piece of experimental rock, with avant-garde elements, that blends and explores, with its measuredly hallucinatory and particular interpretation of rhythms, very different prerogatives and dynamics of sound, resulting in a very individual work, that embraces an introspective beauty of dense cosmogony, reflexive planetary exhortations, exhilaratingly profound melodies and the transliteration of artistic ambitions into very sonorous and groundbreaking dream pieces, that softly combines and rearranges the delicacy of melodies into a wider range of musical possibilities.
Although the album is a little short, Henyei Neto manages to gives us a very striking sense of his creative purposes and capabilities, with interchanging melodies and captivating harmonies, that pulses directly into the heart of his compositions, amalgamating into the serenity of his majestic sensibility the shapes of rhythms coherently built at the core of his musical objectives, which results in striking songs that compounds an enormous degree of philosophic obliteration throughout the sonorous journey that seems to be its main proposition. With a guitar work marvelously explored in an almost minimalistic detail, Ortus Planetae manages to be an impressive, but somewhat very unpredictable work of art, with its principles centered on a layered field of uncommon experimental tenacity, persevering through a hierarchy of melodic patterns developed by a mindful set of rearranging journeys through the abysses of musical creation, constantly searching in old influences the starting point to achieve something new.
With an interesting degree of boldness and innovation, that somehow reinvents boundaries between genres, without limiting itself to be any of them, Ortus Planetae manages to be a fine debut album, with an intricate and daring level of experimental audacity, and a very strong perception of a serious, but nevertheless flexible guitar work. Ortus Planetae, as a debut, is undoubtedly a great beginning for Thinking Through Myths, a very introspective and personal musical project, with an enormous degree of potential. If Henyei Neto stays, deepens and immerses himself in his cohesively built, and very structural multilayered guitar work, we already could have extremely impressive and fascinating future perspectives for his next albums, although I doubt his creativity would stay confined to just that. For sure it is a little early to point it out – and even anticipate – what could be his next move, but we already can imagine, by hearing Ortus Planetae, that his audience would not be disappointed with his future works. Brilliantly challenging his creative artistic output, that absorbs influences from a great range of different musical styles and genres, never limiting himself to just follow a trend, Thinking Through Myths’ next work will certainly be a marvelous surprise! If I may say, check it out Ortus Planetae. You will not be disappointed!