With an aggrandizing sense of beauty and eccentricity, Once is a graceful and innovative ambient electronic record. Although the album has its fair share of monotonous passages, the overall score of the album is outstanding, deeply rewarding, precisely intense, and favoring a prominent mosaic of dilapidated tapestries of reinvigorating beauty and splendid majesty, throughout the ocean of its miraculous musical proposal. Like small particles reunited in the functional diagram of a conscious display of infinity, every track in Once exhibits the veracity of a sentimental ordination, unseen in the sonorous waves spread through the lines of its unwavering melodic expansion.
Once is an album to hear in a quiet place, to appreciate profoundly, in a very serene and sagacious state of mind. From the songs, a splendid universe of sound emanates subtlety, in such a condescending, but at the same expressive manner, that you really will find yourself situated above the clouds. Possibly, even in another planet, or another galaxy.
Unfortunately, as beautiful as it is, Once is a record that can reach only a very specific audience. It will hardly be appreciated by anyone outside the progressive/ ambient/ neoclassical electronica underground scene. But if you are one of those enthusiasts, do yourself a favor, and listen to this album. With a marvelous ascending intonation, a subtle rainbow of creative audacity, and an impeccable sense of brave originality, the beautiful melodies of this record will enchant you deeply. Taktyle’s music will penetrate the essences of your soul, bringing the whole universe with it.