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June 22nd, 2012 / No Comments » / by pdresseachea
Piano Driven Post-rock Outfit [ heklAa ] Debut EP [ Songs In F ] Available On BandCamp
Ambient-folk Outfit [ We All Die! What A Circus! ] Debut Full-Length [ Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ] Coming Soon
June 22nd, 2012 / No Comments » / by pdresseachea
[ BIOGRAPHY ]
The new electro-acoustic album from London-based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Dai Watts is out now on CD and download. Liminalondon is a “psychogeographical” tour of one of the world's great capital cities, featuring ten instrumental tracks that interweave “found-sounds” with ambient and left-field electronica, acoustic and electronic beats and contemporary classical minimalism. The field recordings and conversations on the album were captured spontaneously by Dai in a variety of London locations, including The National Portrait Gallery, Hampstead Heath Ponds, Curzon Soho Café, The London Underground, along the banks of the Thames, The O2- not to mention several of London’s finest pubs and bars- with the music being largely written on a laptop and MIDI keyboard at the Southbank Centre by the Thames before being recorded and mixed at The Shed, Dai’s studio in Archway in North London.
‘Liminalondon’ by [ Dai Watts ]
Genres: Ambient Electronic, Music
Released: 26 June 2014 ℗ 2014 Dai Watts
Expressing ‘Liminalondon’ couldn’t be any easier or warmer, it’s simple, yet delicate and fragile field-recordings ambience and an anecdotal of soundscape drove deep in the heart of a luminous city with smooth rising textures and an extended atmospheres reflecting landscaping themes and shifting nature of the habitat. The paramount effect here is one of ambient nuance and clarity perfection: computerized ambient sheets and subtle drones periodically collide with static streams and animate with whispering sequence.
Liminalondon is a top notch listen from the press of the play button in every possible aspect one can think of, straight 10 out of 10 if I may say, the smoothness, yet electro-core rhythmic flow perfectly balances with the digital structures and the movement’s arrangement that will most of all draw attention from the most serious minded fans from the likes of [ Antonymes ], [ bvdub ], [ Plinth ], and [ William Ryan Fritch ] or [ Field Rotation ] for that matter.
That in mind ‘Liminalondon’ is by far more than just an ambient / smooth-tempo type of listen. The album also incorporate one of the most unusual and unique classical figure. The clarity and quality of such amalgamation doesn’t only reside in the plaintive strings and keys touches but it’s more encrypted in the formula of passionate music making. Believe me when say this release is not about how beautiful is the sound but its more about the driven passion that make the sound so beautiful, and this can be felt right across the entire Liminalondon.
Imagine such sound, such elegance, such smoothness, such blend, such passion from the heart, all uniting at once in a cinematic prospect; the result is nothing but an endless rewarding listen. As much as I love ‘Train Tracks and Travelogues Vol 2’ I think ‘Liminalondon’ is indeed the most prominent work by [ Dai Watts ] as the album is full of repeated musical motifs. This is ambient / classical-ambient at its finest and highest peaks. This record is crafted mainly for REPEATED LISTENS and I must say… it’s a sublime success. Once again 10 Out Of 10 and notably one of the most beautiful 2014 ambient albums I’ve come across. I’ll say grab it in an instant.Tracklist 01 The Hill
'Train Tracks and Travelogues Vol 2'
Dai's previous release 'Train Tracks and Travelogues Vol 2' is also available on both CD and download. Train Tracks and Travelogues Vol.2 features nine electro-acoustic tracks carefully interwoven with audio and field recordings to create over fifty minutes of continuous music. Combining melodic fragments, haunting vocal refrains, beat-based grooves and piano/orchestral minimalism, the album is a unique sonic impression of a journey by rail and sea across Mediterranean Europe and North Africa.Daiwatts - Liminalondon ]. > > > > > ============================================
Solo project [ We All Die! What A Circus! ] can be placed in the ( Ambient, Drone, Folk, Soundscapes and Acoustic ) pit. The project started this year in June, completely DIY. It consists of: Guitars, Bass, Synths, Samples, Field-Recordings to give you a dive through the gaps of human condition. A metaphysical shelter from corporate society and an ascetic journey towards death but celebrating life itself.We All Die! What A Circus!
[ Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ] is an endless story created by the finest of ambient sound, an experimental journey that should be cherished and cultivated for its profound delicacy and overloaded beauty. Originating in Portugal, the Portuguese based project [ We All Die! What A Circus! ] have created something timeless and endless in every proportion and every direction distinctive-ambient sound can travel.
Earlier last week we’ve featured two singles from [ Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ], one being ( From India To Gaza I ) which is indeed one of the high of this album with a strong guitar-lead dwelling in the air with its simplicity and the other being ( Old Village In Space ) which truly combines a pure sense of nostalgia with an eerie slow-pace solo.
And now for the entire album which evolves around the notion that our very existence is a consequence of millions of years of evolution and endless connections, rising and fading. It deals with the fragility of life as a whole and as an individual, always remembering that our time here is limited. It all happened on this pale blue dot, our home, Earth. We shall always remember that every single life, past and present, lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
[ Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ] opens with a spatial feel, almost like two planets colliding to each other creating a cosmic aura. The sound is instantly soothed with slow and comforting vibrations echoes. As the album progresses from one movement to the other a restful vibe tend to dominate while giving you this mega feeling of being floated on a thick patch of cloud. By now you’d think, that’s about it but no, that’s not it, more chimes and layers are sure to follow in a constant and progressive flow.
It’s like walking on the edge of a dream, figuring the difference between reality and fantasy, caught in between two worlds and awaken from a long trip where serenity and tranquillity are the core reflection of life. And this is just one facet of [ Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ] as this album is equally drone(y) as it is peaceful. On various segments the album tend to bring a sonorous deep tones while also reflecting mysterious atmospheres unfolding into a restless realm with a low end rusty chords.Tracklist 01 – Before
This title invokes a broad ambientscape, in many respects like those created by Rafael Anton Irisari’s moody electric guitar drones. The best part of this release is that it’s an easy listen with a variety of themes and atmospheres. One can literally listen to this album dozens of times without the feeling of having his head exploding. The moody guitars are backed by soothing notes and it makes the entire listening experience a journey and a half. This is definitely an album you don’t want to miss out on.We All Die! What A Circus! - Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ]. ============================================
[ heklAa ] is a 37 years old French composer, influenced by post-rock, jazz and movie-music. His musical project is called [ heklAa ], Songs in F is his first self-produced EP. The 4 tracks talk about my trip in Iceland in April 2010, as he was stuck "thanks to" the eruption of the with-the-unpronounceable-name volcano. He is also working on his first album "My name is John Murdoch", inspired by the best movie ever "Dark City".heklAa – Songs In F
Sébastien Touraton aka [ heklAa ] is a French composer, German teacher at the university by trade, musician by passion and with a fondness for the piano has somehow managed to outstrip himself into a fully-bloom artist with his alluring debut self-produced title [ Songs In F ]. Despite the fact that [ heklAa – Songs In F ] is indeed largely piano driven post-rock sound, [ heklAa ] also amasses a vast palette of astonishing sounds, in most cases, [ heklAa ] has the same aggregate and the same sound-shape you'd most likely hear from a duo x 2 or a seven piece orchestral-driven outfit. That’s [ heklAa’s ] power we are talking about here.
The 4 tracks compiled on “Songs In F” talks about [ heklAa’s ] two trips in Iceland back in 2006 and 2010 and are composed strictly in the F-key. Now while one talks about Icelandic giants [ Sigur Ros ] is most likely to be the 01st outfit he’d think about, same goes for Canada, [ GY!BE ] or Brazil, [ Labirinto ], now make no mistake, we are not referring to similarities here, truth be told the similarity between [ Sigur Ros ] and [ heklAa ] is more likely to be 1 % but the mere fact that this record is so drifted around an Iceland experience as well as the content being so Icelandic driven i.e [ heklAa ] as an Iceland volcano or the capitalized letter “A” in [ heklAa ] which to my best bet refers to the shape of a mountain top / volcano, one can very easily confuse our French composer to an Icelandic outfit.
Back to the debut self-produced title [ Songs In F ], this release is so rich in textures that I don’t even know where to begin. If I were to drop comparison outfit, I’d say a strong feel of [ Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra & tra-la-la band ] on ‘thousAnds of comets Are fAlling down on eArth’. This track is well equipped with eerie vocals and the piano lines are simply exquisite. The kind of piano lines that make you want to debate the whole concept of piano sound. Many tend to think that piano is an instrument that very often reveals a sense of nostalgia, or some form of sadness within sound. While this statement has been proven right in many instances I have to say when it comes to [ heklAa’s ] piano, we are not referring to subtle-piano driven sound but more of an aggressive type of keys backed by an uplifting ambiance you wouldn't believe. Check out the track ‘bAck to jokulsArlon’, pretty sure this piece will back-up those words.Tracklist 1. thousAnds of comets Are fAlling down on eArth 08:54
“Songs In F” is typically a four-part recording that makes no hesitation to expressing the extent ambient post-rock music can flow when it’s done right. The entire album unfolds itself quite magically in different textures. For those who are profoundly in love with the likes of [ The Best Pessimist ] and [ Ulrich Schnauss ] early work, then this will most certainly work as a reminder of some forgotten yet relaxed journey in to sound. While simplicity within sound textures is THE way to go in this present century, complexity within sound textures bypass all monumental barriers and thoughts and in this case [ heklAa ] has demonstrates complex musical arrangement through musically story-telling. What an amazing records, I must say. Straight 10 out of 10.heklAa - Songs In F ]. > > > > > ============================================
[ I-Dults ] is the musical activity of Gaetan, a French musician residing in Paris, France who makes music since he was almost 8 years old. Currently in his early / mid-twenties Gaetan has always been inspired by experimental acts and ambient outfits. To name but just a few [ Modeselektor ], [ Apparat ], [ Rone ], [ Darius ], and [ Luke Abbot ] for electronic music are the core influence, that in mind [ I-Dults ] aka Gaetan also listen to skate punk rock since a very young age and also happens to be a big fan of [ The Transplants ], [ Boxcar Racer ], and [ Biffy Clyro ]. As far as electronic influences goes [ Paul kalkbrener ], [ Justice ], [ Daft Punk ] and [ MGMT ] are the most accountable acts.
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Gaetan plays drums since he was 10 years old and guitar around 13. [ I-Dults ] sees the light of day around December 2012. He composes with Ableton live with various electronic instruments including lots of keys and synth. With [ I-Dults ] the idea was to mixed and fiddled around with different genres of music he’s been in to over the years. The final outcome of that mixed create a new kind of sound which he like to call A.E.I.D.M ( Aero Electronic Intelligent Dance Music ).Tracklist 01 You Pilot (Intro)
The first album “You're Nowhere Near The End Of It” took shape in March 2012 which was follow by a three tracks EP two month after the 01st album. And now almost two and half years after the EP release [ i-Dults ] is now gearing-up for another fourteen track full length title “Xx.” set to be release in October 2014. Check out the above album video trailer as well as "Hatch And Kiss The Sun" & "Light" on SoundCloud. [ Album Review To Follow ].
Xx.Credits / Release - October 2014
Involved is an international collaboration between Joe Dorsey ( Until Sunrise, Ocean Architecture ) and Reivilo Enoignor ( Battlestations ). The collaboration arose after Joe discovered and fell in love with Battlestations’ 2012 album A Cold Embrace. Joe contacted the band and sent them some of his previous work, Reivilo replied, and the Involved project was born.
Involved’s influences vary widely, including Tangerine Dream, Pet Shop Boys, Massive Attack, Cult of Luna, Anathema and Ulver. Their debut album Revolving Maze was constructed in fragments, with Joe and Reivilo sharing ideas and sounds entirely over the internet. Reivilo ( keyboards, electronics, production ) would send the basis for a track, and Joe ( vocals, keyboards, production ) would flesh out the melodies and add instrumental colour. They independently released the Implant EP in September 2013, and completed Revolving Maze in November 2013.
On their debut album Revolving Maze, Involved fuse the psychedelic sounds of ’70s kosmische with ’80s electronic and more modern ambient styles, creating evocative, cinematic music. However, rather than being revisionist, the duo curate fresh sounds from a musical palette that spans 40 years. Lush synth tones are deployed with an innate sense of melody, leading the listener through widescreen narratives of enviable scope. With Revolving Maze, the title says it all: this is complex, engrossing music that transforms with each spin.
Release Date: 19th SEPT 2014
“Revolving Maze” is a collection of broad and articulate drums, synths, bass and guitars that allows one to chill and letting his or her fantasy to slowing bundled-up to vivid and powerful images. After several listen on “Revolving Maze” I have come to the understanding that this new title is more of a sound portal for TV and film producers. Strongly intense and passionate as well as sonically engaging with ambient-keys and cinematic feel, “Revolving Maze” is by far one of the top absolute boosts to my dark-ambient collection.
[ Involved ], so to speak…. Is an amazing project in the sense of what the duo has achieved from a far distance? Elements from ambient and electronic, down-tempo and post-classical are all brought together equally in perfect harmony and in an engaging lyrics-less form. In many ways this new title is something truly spectacular as it sees to accommodate various atmospheres and auras. While one side of the album brings this chill waves with a slight groovy beat paving the sound to an incredibly relaxing outcome, by the same token the album assimilate some of the best cinematic-ambient air that magically conjures lost memories and hope.
The fascinating experimental side of “Revolving Maze” works truly well for the most part on the instruments, other areas of the album mark some solid and engaging trip psychologically. Truth be told… this is yet another dedicated reminder that modern-ambient music does comes in all forms and shapes. Let it be the experimental side or the sonic engagement part, the end result is simultaneously monumental and cozy. The sound pertain a glistering beauty as well as a broad facet of deep, daydream conundrum where keyboards and electronics are deployed in the most sensual and precise way to effectively output maximum effect.Tracklist 01 Ingress
“Revolving Maze” is the point where the past and present merged in a lucid avalanche of vision and sounds which only a handful can anticipate. How far can one artist and their craftsmanship drag you? Personally I’d say sky is the limit here, and this is what [ Involved ] proves as they slowly unfold their sublime work. All notes unveiled itself in perfection, It’s divine and I must add, I for one I’m getting ready for another spin on this one. CHECK IT OUT.Involved - Revolving Maze ]. > > > > > ============================================
“Psalm of Solitude” takes the listener on a progressively darkening eight part journey through a specific color theme, affecting them by conjuring up particular moods and images that are based on actual physical and astral happenings as it pertains to solitude, death and fear of the unknown. Please consider that in order to receive the desired experience of this music one should listen to it in the manner in which it was constructed; alone, in the dark, with headphones, and as one singular piece of music.
This album was improvised on iPad synthesizers using loosely preconceived compositions as the structure. The recording session was accomplished in one-take and appears on the album in the order that the tracks were recorded in. The audio was edited with found sound recordings that were done prior to making the music and were used to inspire the accompanying songs composition. The tracks were also duplicated and layered with subtle effects in production. Each track develops in a way that is unique to itself and utilizes a different technical style than any of the other tracks on the album.
The intended purpose of these threnodies that mourn the suicides of my father (2004) and uncle (2012) was to use the magic of “pure” music as a tool in opening astral portals into the Otherworld through the imaginary gateways that are created by sound; allowing the listener to auditorily experience the many faces of death through ritual in an atmospheric, emotive, and visual way. Atman’s Unreal is best described as Ritual Music with influences from: ritual ambient, dark ambient, ambient industrial, drone, electronic, avant-garde, experimental, isolationism, minimal, and noise.[ Psalm Of Solitude ] by “Atman’s Unreal”
[ Psalm Of Solitude ] is the sonic solar sound representing “Atman’s Unreal” debut album. Tangled around my enchanted senses and a dreamy state of mind, [ Psalm Of Solitude ] is by far more than just a solid ambient release. The instrumental attribution and sub-genres attached to the core foundation of the sound cleverly dwells at the back of your mind for hours, even after the listening is over. One thing for sure is that the man behind the instruments delivers a dynamic blend of ambient, ritual-ambient and minimal-drone.
While listening to the album with an undivided attention ( and by that I mean multiple listens ), one cannot help from reflecting the likes of [ Kosmonaut ], [ Heldon ] and [ Ozu ]. While ambient music is most certainly “THE” type of music and musical-environment to go for these days, however this particular blend of ambient is indeed quite rare and there is only a handful of this type of signatures posted on TSS. To be noted... quite a few attempts to reach such climax, but only a handful gets it right and “Atman’s Unreal” is certainly one of those who got it to perfection.
[ Psalm Of Solitude ] is so light and flows endlessly, there is a slight emphasis on solo instruments and the need for vocals or spoken lyrics for that matter is totally dispensable as the album itself is so rich in textures. Every instrument, chords, keys, notes or layers streams directly in one direction and that is… the unknown. Its music into deep, a sound that revealed a story, an insightful musical movement that tends to open ones imagination with its decorated darkness and spatial grandeur. [ Psalm Of Solitude ] will drive you to an eternal transcendence.
This eight tracks album fits adequately within the ambiance of ambient and ritualistic-ambient, but not limited to other elements such as drone, minimal, atmospheric-drone and even apocalyptic-ambient. As the artists recommended I will totally back the statement of not to listen to the tracks randomly, but to launch the album from the beginning till the end for an endless journey.[ Black Temple Planet ] By: Atman’s Unreal
These entirely free form tracks proceeded the making of the other album and i consider it to by the parent album for Psalm. This album takes a different approach to music than PoS, as this album is composed of three lengthy improvisations that work as one continuous story. No review necessary unless you feel obliged. These may be the only two releases this project see, although I may record one more piece in ritual today in remembrance. The future of a video is uncertain but now seems unlikely for this project but I may reconsider. About the advertising slot, I am highly considering it although it is hard to pull the trigger when I have invested so much in this already with little to no financial compensation. Now I don't have any issue with that since this is a spiritual endeavor, it is just that we aren't working "real" jobs at the moment and money is tight. I will let you know and again i genuinely appreciate the opportunities that you have provided.
We all know, the debut title [ Psalm Of Solitude ] made quite a big noise on this site as well as many other blogs upon its release date. That in mind today we present three movements that proceeded the making of the other album and what the artist ( himself ) consider to be the parent album for [ Psalm Of Solitude ]. Conveniently named [ Black Temple Planet ], this album is an emotional refuge in line with modernized and state of the art electronics distractions. It’s a refuge with no barriers and no walls where echoes travel without any limitations. And with no rules or any form of restriction the sound have a strong tendency to fluctuate between credible calmness and idle peace of mind. BE WARNED on this one guys as a strange and incredible darkness are bind to take over your emotion over three long continuous pieces.[ Third Of Seven ] By: Atman’s Unreal
To be noted… while this summary is predominantly for “Third Of Seven” I am also going to touch base on “Black Temple Planet”. So what do we have here? Quite recently we’ve had [ Atman’s Unreal ] fine release “Psalm Of Solitude” album review sent out in the form of a newsletter to thousands of listeners and dark-ambient music-minded people. This time around [ Atman’s Unreal ] follow’s up with a stunningly beautiful and dark EP title “Black Temple Planet” and a refreshing Single “Third Of Seven”. This my friend (sad to say) round’s up [ Atman’s Unreal ] works under this specific moniker.
The Single “Third Of Seven” is an absolute killer, with particularities to the modern wavelike of instrumental drone except for the tonalities here which hit as soft as a three years old baby. The eleven minutes flow on “Third Of Seven” brings a soul purification tendency with the upmost blurry bedroom drone in the best way with zero sense of urgency. It’s totally laid back drones sound pertaining the reverse effect of light penetrating darkness. By far one of the best piece you’ll hear from [ Atman’s Unreal ].
The term “delicate” in reviews and blurbs are used and abused a lot, but in this particular instance(s) and by that I mean on ALL three releases from [ Atman’s Unreal ] which are “Black Temple Planet”, “Third Of Seven” and “Psalm Of Solitude” the term delicate is genuinely apropos. [ Atman’s Unreal ] ebbs and flows stamp a unique sense of delicacy. It’s as though, one release introduces the next release and sums up all three releases as one whole listen. It’s beautiful, intriguing without a single doubt and definitely mind boggling.
If you’ve missed Atman’s previous release “Psalm Of Solitude”, do your ears a favour and find this music as soon as possible. [ Atman’s Unreal ] approach in sound and textures is extremely rich and his dark melodies and compositions are heartbreakingly dull and opaque. While one side of his music is best described as sweet and delicate, the reverse side of the coin ( referring to “Black Temple Planet” ) also gathers the mass weight of a 200 tons hammer decimating an entire city in a funeral pace. So make no mistake here lads as you are bind to hear some impressive electronic keys and haunting-ambient chanting build up into dramatic and extraordinary drone collage. Like one you never heard before.
Truth be told [ Atman’s Unreal ] works hold some refined and crispy dark elements. The sound effect is direct, almost as if, it’s trying to convey a message to you. Which one? That you need to find out for yourself but the diversity on all three releases is of an epic grandeur. Dark field-recordings meet haunting-ambient looping and occasional blasting causing memory failure. “Third Of Seven” has been in heavy rotation since the very day it came through my mail and I genuinely don’t seem to grow tired of it. So rad!
credits released 07 September 2014 All Rights Reserved to Atman's Unreal & River Rock Records
Monsters of The Antipodes are a Math Rock band from Baltimore, Maryland. The band kicked off with [ Houses EP ] back in 2012 which brought some of the freshest math-rock / math-core sounds you can possibly find in this present century. Complex guitar lead lines bounce off booming, poly-rhythmic drums and chugging, deep bass, paving the way for Monsters of The Antipodes unique and catchy signature. And today almost two years down the line the band made a return with yet another significantly high pitch and complex rhythm EP title [ Four Years and Heavy Horses ].
Monsters of the Antipodes:Greg Lewis,
Four Years and Heavy HorsesCredits
[ Four Years and Heavy Horses ]. Primarily instrumental math-core “Four Years and Heavy Horses” is a perfect hybrid of loud instrumental notes patching with complex and melancholic tunes that ranges from noise to experimental but not limited to electronic and post-rock elements. Experimenting with different instrumentation, compositional and recording techniques [ Monsters Of The Antipodes ] has moved one step towards a braver and a more explicit scene.
Bright and blistering guitars are very apparent on this EP, which goes to say the band is now just more immediate and complex than ever. This makes for a pleasurable listen, one full of rock solid riffing that simply doesn't get old. The nodding and the rhythmic structures found on “Four Years and Heavy Horses” movements are about as tasteful as it gets, and the discordant notes across the entire EP is nothing but an ecstatic formation.
While the tracks on this EP don't appoint any structural form of flawlessness, the riffing power the band applies is more than enough to blow your mind away. “Four Years and Heavy Horses” EP consists of three songs and a total of 12 minutes. Short EP I know… but when you are faced which such loudness and tricky experimental chords blurting utter distortions and abrupt rhythmic waves directly to your face… trust me a solid 15 minutes is all you need for a thirst quench.Tracklist 1. Blood Blisters 03:11
“Four Years and Heavy Horses” is overflowed with some countless textures in just the right places, from haunting blast to sputtering irregular drum patterns and even a bit of post-punk to a tipsy bit of electronic on ‘Cereal Junky’. It is an addictive and diverse EP that meticulously illustrate the extent of the knowledge that [ Monsters Of The Antipodes ] members have for music. In a nutshell the band entwine convoluted guitar and drum patterns to simultaneously sums up the perfect instrumental math-rock. Along with their unconventional approach, they seem to have created their own formula to an optimistic and uplifting EP. __[ TOTALLY AWESOME NOISE ].Monsters of the Antipodes - Four Years and Heavy Horses ]. > ============================================
EndName (Moscow, Russia)
Since 2008 the band selflessly produces natural heavy instrumental music in the genres of post-metal, drone, psychedelic experimental and mathematics of different degree of depth. Shows are accompanied by self-produced psychedelic videos. For live the band takes lasers, strobes, hazers and other show devices. The collective has a bunch of concerts and festivals in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic States and Europe, including shows with KNUT, TALBOT, GRAVE, The PROPHECY, MOURNING BELOVETH, BLINDEAD and many others.
Band Members Include:Sergey Podgorny – bass, fx’s
Issued Soundworks:EP Dissociation (2008, self-relised),
[ PRESS RELEASE ].
This is the 4th official issue from Moscow instrumental act. Earlier discovered “math-doom” formula is still working but this time diluted with a wide portion of psychedelic mist, deep tribal deviations and shamanism. Demetra is a logical sequel of the previous full-length CD “Anthropomachy” and contains some earlier non-issued tunes and also new creations. The album is finalized by the subtle remix by Alex Senko known as band’s live video engineer and visual designer. Issued by Slow Burn Records.EndName – Demetra
The exploration of the 04th official release "Demetra" by [ EndName ] consists of four heavy yet slow progression movements that certainly goes beyond the usual success of an important title. Let’s face it, mixing doom(y) atmospheric pieces over slow crushing guitar chords along with some rather complex riffs can only result in an inner exultation state ( for those who truly dig this type of noise ) or cause some serious concussion to the head ( for those who usually shows lesser appreciation over heavy atmospheric pieces ).
In my case it is most definitely fulfilling and conforming in various angles, especially in terms of its bleakness and solitary air, [ EndName ] overall sound structure is rather promising and unique, by promising I mean if one were to dip his toes in the shallow water rather than taking a huge dive he’ll soon notice the uniqueness in sound the band has to offer just by fiddling around the surface itself.
The tracks on “Demetra” are without a doubt EPIC and never boring, even when considering the slight repetitive motion, there is still something unique to discover on each and every movement. The opening track ‘Duplication Of The World’ which can easily be confused to a death-doom or funeral-doom piece ( when jumped to conclusion ), but upon multiple listens and complete digestion, there is indeed a different type of darkness, even though we are most likely referring to an unholy type of darkness, there is a strange pattern to it that makes it works wonders.Tracklist 1. Duplication of the World 06:55
Talking about strange pattern and unholy / utter darkness ‘Union’ is by far my favorite piece on this new release. A superb movement that sums-up close to twelve minutes with a thick fog all along that moves beautifully as you are gently carried away on wavy mist. But that’s not it though; it’s the ending of the movement that comes more surprising. The last part of the track, as if from 10:25 to 11:50, that last minute and a half is where I went, what the hell… almost like the beginning and the ending part of ‘Home’ from [ The God Machine – Scene From The Second Storey ], well not necessarily the sameness in sound but definitely the sameness in emotion. "Demetra" is truly an outstanding release by [ EndName ], that in mind based on the depth of its darkness, it might take more than one listen to fully grasp the album intensity. EXCELLENT SOUND though.EndName - Demetra ]. > > > > > ============================================
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