Sunday, 30 January 2011

(reviews 83) PHURPA,HLADNA,KYRON

PHURPA(Rus)
"Nag bdud Ceremony"
(Aquarellist)
An amazing and penetrating release,which transports your sences into another levels of perception due how this Rusian project PHURPA ,has developed through this album...Alexei Tegin the master mind behind this project has been developing electro acoustic sounds and diverse studies into ancient cultures such as egyptian,tibetan and iranic,with the sole purpose to create this masterpiece.so In my opinion musik speaks for itself due the enigmatic spiritualism and in deep ritualistic induced trance elements which you shall explore here!!! The album includes 3 composition "Mapang Yinchen","Yang-Drub","Nag-b-Dub" through 55 minutes of intense ritualistic nature.The highlisgts in this album is how the tibetan mantras are evoking such in deep transformations.The desne percussive sounds and abysmal mantras are mixed to create such vaporous atmopsheres and penetrating music from start to finish.Tibetan ritual instuments such as Dukar,Silnyen,Bub,Damaru,Kanling,Nga,Shang are used to create such ritualistic compositions.so The Long Life Practice of Mapang Yinchen, Yang-drub Ceremony and Black Dud Ceremony,were recorded live in the underground, 2008!!! The original 2003 lineup of the project that emerged as a result was dubbed Phurpa (one of the five tutelary deities of the Father Tantra in Bon tradition), and all the members have carried on with their research in the field of Tibetan liturgies up to the present day.The album comes in a cardboard folder and limited to 500 copies only!!!Be sure to explore of of the most enigmatics and intense projects coming from Russian Federation!!


HLADNA(Rus)
"Melting Water" Cd
Nikolay Kalmykov is an Eclectic russian musician which has been working from time ago,decosntructing sounds and developing diverse projects.This time we have the opportunity to hear the reisue of an album which was released as Cdr in 1998-1999 which marked the carrear in HLADNA Existence due how such sutile atmospheres and raw soundscapes were put together,offering you immersive and in deep structures emerging through 9 compositions tracks such as "Oao" is really impressive,due strong atmospheres and dark sensations perceived in the whole track.some chorus as mantras seems to emerge from within the whole composition to give such dense atmosphere.some title tracks are in russian ,so just impossible to write them ,but just to give a clue about each one of them.so ,for example track 3 includes some old school industrial touch which gives you the sensation to be in deep ocean inside a submarine,or futuristic machine.The same goes to track 5,with its dynamism and drone machinism mutating in all possible forms.Is worth to note of each one of the tracks contains such high dose of strong sounds which are the principal basis ,being so raw,and harsh from start to finish. at momnets the album has osme structures similar to early Lustmord or even Hybryds!! so a great album by HLADNA,in which you shall experience the dynamism and strong soundscapes emrging from the in deep regions in which floats HLADNA!!! An excelent release by this russian project!! the album comes in a especial beautiful paper folder limited to 300 copies only.so check for this classic release right now!!!


KYRON(usa)
"Perdurabo"Cdr 2011
(Black Note Music)
"Perdurabo" is another magickal exploration from Juan Carlos Mendizabal aka KYRON,and through such amazing 12 compositions he reveal us its enigmatic trip to transdimsnesional realities in order to put the listeners in a mental state in which he is challenged to abandon their preconceived ideas and to expand thir knowledge through suggestive and mutational experiences.The sutilness and well performed atmosphere present in "suscipio",opens the album and reminds me so much to Coil in its own experimental touch.Twisted glitches sounds converging into experimental vortex in tracks such s "Itineris" and "Tumulus".The avantgardish sticking drmming elements in "peregrinus" suits so much with the whole concept of the album,giving to this a very sticking touch full of dynamism and tranquility.The whole compositions has such kind of ambient electronic patterns,emerging all the time and offering you more thanx just sounds!!! One more time ,Mtr Mendizabal surprise us with an album,in which he reveals all his talent and cretive force,experimenting with diverse electronic devices in order to create a well structured album as "Perduravo".The title is a kind of inspiration from A.Crowley,which has been a kind of inner force developed through each one of the 12th compositions generated here. "tracks such as "Fas","Defessus"and its enigmatic mid tempo drumming atmopshres are just brillant,and "Ferrum" among others are included here.a well structured album with so interesting eleemnts worth if searching for something different!!! more info just visit black Note Music.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

(Reviews 82) VRESNIT,AUBE,POVAROBO

"Povarobo" Cd 2010
(Aquarellist)
Aquarellist is a Russian dark ambient ,ritual ,experimentalrecord label which has its headquarters in St.Petersburg.so the has send us some of their releases and we find all of them amazing...so POVAROVO is one of such projects which impact you from the very begiining due how its dark beauty fragments and sutile atmopsheres seems to transport yourself to a kind of suggestive trance.such russian collective,creates through this album 15 pieces in which you shall be submerged to such enigmatic realm created by such project.Nostalgic piano passages dressed with sorrowful touch through some of the tracks are interesting elemnts to explore in compositions such as "nothing going" or even "After Breake" or "Hopen Dead".The way as each one of the compositions are created and the intense and dynamic use of instruments such clarinet,trumpet,guitar,violoncello,bass are enoguh elements worth to explore. Minimalistic expressionism and such thin,sutile atmopsheres in compositions such as "Dumb and Short" and "Methro Nome" just to name two of them,gives you a clue of the eclectic nature of this experiemental fusion project combining ambient atmopshres with rhythmic jazz patterns complementing perfectly in the whole concept of the album. Other tracks included here are "66 Breath","Black powder","Un Der Mike"...just to name some of them,the whole album is composed under diverse atmospheres and sutile soundscapes from high levels of creativeness.An excellent debut album by Povarovo coming in a cardboard Envelope with inserts inside!! and limited to 500 copies.


VRESNIT(Rus)
"Solar Seed" Cd 2010
(Aquarellist/Vetvei)
Ilchuk Sergey is an enigmatic Russian artist and deconstructionist responsible of Vresnit,a primal obscure shamanisitc force emrging with the sole purpose to offer you in deep minimalistic atmospheres and drone soundscapes,from a very intesne levels of perceptions due how each one of the releases affects you in one oranother way.So such sensitive dismal and obscure shamanic mantras are present in this special release,including 4 compositions with intense moments from start to finsih.Drone textures and fractal emanations converging into mutative soundscapes are the first conceptions coming to our mind when exploring the first track called "Preobrazhenie" which include the collaborative spirit of Hladna,another ambient ritual project from russia,creating such vaporous atmospheres and primal soundscapes.Then comes the second one called "Zerno Sfera"a suggestive piece focusing into singing bowls,voices,dornes and such diverse elemnts which reminds you to Finnish Halo Manash,the music is intense and obscure."Solar seed" is an album dedicated to solar currents and its mutative seeds in our subconsious realms.In this track you shall experience the colaboration of Hladna & Neznamo."Veda-Tanec" is the third opus,and really we find here a very ritualistic piece full of percussive lements drones and spectral atmopsheres,creating a dismal vortex of atavistic nature,due how the music is created here.so,closing the album is "Zashitnyj Svet",with the collaboration of Kshatriy,is anther piece full of dense drone passages mixed with such ritualistic nature elemnts ,field recordings and diverse instruments collapsing all the tiem to create a true masterpiece here.The album comes in a solar full-colored envelope and card inside!! ...from the solar seeds a new shining primal light is hidden waiting for you to be discovered,to be inseminated once again and again!!


AUBE(Jap)
"Imagery Resonance" Cd 2007
(Aquarellist)
with a long trajectory and with a high quantitiy of several releases,AUBE,the solo project of Akifumi Nakajima has been developing its structured and eclectic resonances since early 90's,and now we are more than proud to present you "imagery Resonance" an album built into diverse and concrete processed sounds,all of them capturing the essence of minimalism and suggestive sounds collapsing all the time so such aspects can be heard on psychic exploratios such as "Undertone".The next one is called "Groundloop" ,manipulated and processed spaces traced perfectly into a new dimension of posibilities,the amazing point here is how the track mutates into repetitive atmopheres ans strange strucutres arranged perfectly though the use of percussion synthesizer amdek pck-100,the music here is just well structured and have the essence of previous works which has characterized Aube as a principal exponent in this kind of experimental soundscapes.The third one is "Imagery Resonance" and emerges with a more psychotic sound but still with such drone elements growing and evolving from time to time,giving you enough bases and ideas of the eclectic nature of this Japanese artist.Closing the album emerges "Exosphere" a composition with such hypnotic elements and drone patterns growing and moving in all directions,creating such vast scenarios full of dinamism and futuristic nature,due how music penetrates our brains from start to finish!!The album comes in a special package ready to be explored by you.for moreinfo just visit Aquarellist page here!!!