We easily observe the tendency of INDRA towards chill-out rhythms and harmonies of his last albums, a style that he interestingly combines with particular electronic music. Diamond Five is a special album that captures a special affectionate side on the foundation of relaxing sounds and discrete rhythms.
Rhythms combined with deeply lyrical themes often induce a state of trance and nostalgia. Diamond Four is no exception to this. An album of elegant, rhythmic pieces, all composed and recorded in 2011.
In this album the melodies are rhythmic, however they keep – either through the harmonies, or the specific themes – an unmistakable lyrical note. It’s like a „transition” in the Berlin School style, which may anticipate some change in the style of INDRA.
Overall this is an atmospheric album and we could even extend this category to space music. Perhaps that period of time was a more intense exploration of the celestial vision of INDRA or maybe the artist simply felt a greater closeness to the space style…
The album is a happy combination of rhythm and melodies, between dynamism and melancholy, an opus of amazing opposites, combined and balanced…
The influence of this opus is lyrical and meditative. Even if the first two tracks are dynamic, the following three give a sensitive imprint to the whole album.
The album greets us with four tracks, the first three composed in 2008, and the last one in 2009. Here we find nerve, rhythm and dynamism, but also a piece of about 28 minutes (Top Clearance (Soul Ground)) with a profound meditative feel.