With ‘One’, oCeLoT dares and goes one step further. Aaron Peacock has been tagged as one of the more influential musicians to come out of America. After playing a major role in the San Francisco scene and 5 trance albums under his belt, oCeLoT comes from a different angle and a different strategy. His approach has always been attacking at all fronts, and pushing it all the way. The result is this dramatic and stunning chillout album that is eveything but predictable…
‘One’ is organic. It is a living entity and an important stage of Aaron’s career. This, not only because it touches sides that were relatively obscured previously, but since it comes from a totally different starting point.
His brilliant collaboration with Irina Mikhailova is not surprising, and delivers the result expected from an experienced duo at this scale. Like a rich fine wine that has been getting better and better after years in the depth of the cellar.
Aaron’s music is sensual, precise and intelligent. Gifted with the abbility to project a picture through sound is just another reason why oCeLoT is so graceful. It is obvious that Aaron does not hesitate for a moment and he knows exactly where he wants to go.
This year is an interesting one for oCeLoT, and it seems that he is at a prosperous moment, rich with fruitfull creativity and busy touring. Musicwise, Aaron is well versed and well traveled in many electronic styles, and displays them here in a peaceful way. The primary modus operandi for this album, however, is downtempo colored with just a slight path of psychoactive trace. The individual atmospheres build from drones, and intertwine to create his peaceful soundscapes.
‘One’ is a trend free album that expresses Aaron’s honnest concern about earth and its future, an issue troubles out society and seems relevant at this time more than ever. His simple message carries a wakeup call for unity.
For Aaron, doing a chillout album was just a question of time. From what it sounds, it will stand the test of time honorably, as it proves that oCeLoT is not only a trance music mastermind.
This is one of oCeLoT's deeper works, and the horizon for him shows friendly signs.