Saturday, 14 March 2009

(Reviews 35) EXOTENDO,ARTEFACTUM,GOTHICK)



EXOTENDO(fra)

“PushKara”Cd

(Athanor)

An in deep reflection of consciousness is emanated by EXOTENDO, through “Push Kara”, the second album of this ritualistic ambient organism. The concept album is connected with Bardo Thodol, The Tibetan Book Of The Dead…and the music is a reflection of an inner reality, expressed through 6 states between life-death-rebirth.3 states which man must experience in order to liberate from the cycle of existences.

This total and complete human experience is presented under the form of six successive intermediate states or bardos, which are life, dream, transe, death,existence, reality. The music developed from EXOTENDO’s reality is beyond any rational perspective, because this is pure enlightment music which will be used as channels for meditation. For example, track 3 it’s so impressive and full of ritual ambient atmospheres, drone elements and singing bowls, penetrating slowly the light in darkness and open to you new channels of perfection. An in deep voyage is experienced through the 4 track, with its cavernous atmospheres floating through minimal atmospheres and suggestive elements which increases in percussive, strong sounds, creating a perfect composition here, and after some minutes, returning to such minimal enlightment atmospheres. Through the whole 6 compositions you shall find more than just music but an exhaustive search for self liberation of this existential plane, a revelation of an absolute reality which you must explore by your own to understand the presets developed by “ Push Kara”. The cd comes in a nice crystal box with clear tray 4 page booklet on deluxe heavy wright paper, so for more information just visit Athanor’s page!!


“Chaos Elements” Cd

(Athanor)

Active since 2001, ARTEFACTUM, the magickal expresionism and artistical structure created by Merissa d’erlette, started to explore the diverse sonic & cultural esoteric traditions. With “Chaos Elements” ARTEFACTUM releases its first full length concept album. This time an alchemical process mutating again and again, basing itself into in deep ambient structures and dark drone elements which are collapsing themselves to create a very interesting musical piece with enough elements worth to explore.

The album includes 6 compositions all of them built under specific esoteric concepts, which converges into enigmatic musical exploration of sounds and diverse elements through the whole release.

ARTEFACTUM is such a vibrating dynamic force which is going in all directions, and “Chaos Elements”, offer you more than just an ambient release but to entering the in deep inner alchemical transformation of senses, spirits, mind and flesh.

All in one, one in all.. Tracks such as “Terra”,”Ignis”with such dense and penetrating atmospheres emerging through sutile soundscapes built into dark, eerie, passages. Or “Aqua” or “Aurora over Labyrinth of the World”, adapting perfectly through enigmatic dark atmospheres surrounding the whole spectrum of the tracks. Or the last track “From Sulphur To Mercury: Hermetic Triumph” and such sutile subliminal sounds converging all the time, generating one of the best pieces here. Also the expressive voices of Mrs. D’ Erlette can be hear through some moments of the track. Cd cover shows us a diverse facet of alchemical symbols collapsing themselves, paying homage to chaos, and its latent elements in universe. One more time Stephane, the mastermind behind Athanor recs surprise us with a great release worth to check out now!!!



GOTHICK (Uk)

“Evokation Ov Hadit” mp3 2008

(Delta Wave Underground)

“I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star. I am Life, and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the knowledge of death.” (Liber Al II.6)

As you perhaps knows GOTHICK is a British experimental gothick rock band founded in 1999 by Sean Woodward, and with “Evokation Ov Hadit” he finished the 2nd part of Nu-Had-RA,a trilogy based upon Aleister Crowley’s Book Of The Law (Liber Al Vel Legis).and surpresively this second part is really developed under interesting musical concepts. Opening this release is “Ride Thee Kundalini”,a slow melancholic composition with specific vocal tunes and guitar melodies through the whole track, with no sticking mid tempo drumming parts and elements which are complementing perfectly to create an hypnotic thalamic piece of art. The bass work is just excellent. Through “Conversation Ov Thee Unseen Sun”, things goes similar, but this time synth atmospheres surrounds the structure of bass lines and mid tempo percussive sounds. “Exorcist Ov Al” is a different track, just more based into electric guitar riffs and a smell of gothick heavy metal touch, enriched by the spontaneous voices coming from the deeps of Hadit.(Oh ,be thou hadit ,my center sacred heart and tongue) the fifth track “Waiting For Thee Aeons To Fall” is a similar track to the last one, due the electric guitar parts, but this time with more melodic chords and vocals performed in a bit more methodic way. Closing this release is “Snake Ov Delight” to complement the inner search of Hadit hidden in the deepest of your being.so, really a very interesting option if you are looking for something different from this experimental rock act from uk!!

“I am the secret Serpent coiled about to spring: in my coiling there is joy. If I lift up my head, I and my Nuit are one. If I droop down mine head, and shoot forth venom, then is rapture of the earth, and I and the earth are one” (Liber AL II 26)



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