Monday, 31 October 2011

(Reviews 104)D.R.I.S.T,RADIO FOR THE DAYDREAMERS



"Ward.67"
Coming from Athens comes D.VI and her project called D.R.I.S.T,with a 3 tracks album in which you shall experience the in deep dark ambient exposition of sounds converging into mutative forms. The album opens with "Decomposition",filled with desolated soundscapes and eerie passages,mixed with drone pulsations and child cries around the picture of the track.The track is just very interesting,coz,it contains such elements worth to be explored.Next one is "W.67",another dense and strong piece here.Full of such desolated spaces,and converging into a sole dynamic organism growling withing passing of minutes!!Asuggestive piece with interesting elments since the very begining.Closing the album is "Formalin",with such enigmatic and floating atmospheres surrounded by dense percussive sounds crawling from within the depths of dark atmospheres.Really A very promising project coming from Grecce! I Just hope to hear more of them in future as well!!! http://kalpamantra.bandcamp.com/album/ward-67



"Mother Superior And Her Fields Of Migraine"Cd 2011
(Self Released)
An interesting piece has reached our hands though a sensitive and eclectic album from this project knows as RADIO FOR THE DAYDREAMERS. With this second album,the project offer us 15 compositions in which you shall experience,the sensitive and floating eclectic atmospheres created by this interesting project. "black River Time Bombs" opens the album,giving us the spectrum of a cinematic composition with perfect atmospheres and piano passages,covering the whole picture of the track. "With Wings,You Will Learn To Fall",keeps on the path,floating into diverse elements as experiemntal,avant jazz giving you different facets.Piano elements mixed with psychedelic voices and ambient atmopsheres to create an interesting piece here.Though "Wasted Faces In Secret Places(Behind This Wall Acoustic Version),is just an amazing melancholic composition ,with sensitive elements such as acoustic guitar sounds floating around the whole structure of the track. "Crawl Into My Crawl Space",is focused still into such melancholic passages,but this time with some percussive sound and electric guitar tunes,giving to thetrack such different touch with refference to previous tracks. Another piece here is "Ghosts Keep Me Safe While You Are Gone(Pictures Of Invisible People Remix)" which is built into thin piano sounds and percussive sounds converging all the time,creating a beautiful composition here. Other tracks coming next are "Magnetar Mephisto","Godbye Voltaire(And All The Rain That Made Me Smile),"Every God Is A Monster",all them with such charisma and personal touch which surely you shall find attractive due the creative and eclectic nature.The high point in this album,is how the artist have created a solid musical structure,but combining diverse elments such as avant garde Jazz,Classical Music,Electronic sounds to create a vast piece of artistical expressionism with interesting elements from start to finish. Other titles here are "Always In Hallways","Curl Up,Its Time To die","Praying For The Be(a)st","No One Ever Comes Here,But Me (Dod Av En Spokelse Versjon)","FreelanceDream Killing Machine (Gunpoint Dub Mix)". for more info about the project and free download check the link bellow!! http://radioforthedaydreamers.bandcamp.com/


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

(Reviews 103)PALE ROSES,LYR,ALCHEMIST

"Unveiled" Cd 2011
(Rage In Eden)
Under "Unveiled" The Frnch project PALE ROSE,recreates with this second album inspired by the first and the second world Wars,Celtic,nordic,Greek Mythology...al this package in 11 beautiful and sensitive compositions. Opening the album is " Here We Are",a beutiful composition built by acoustic guitars and voice crawling witin the whole picture of tyhe track.Then comes "A Time To Love And A Time To Kill",one of the most incredeible pieces here.due the great works of voices and wisheprs surround by such sorrowful guitar atmospheres. Th music reminds me mostly to the work of British Sol Invictus,but with respective own sound. "Rise (For Madame Blavatsky),is an interesting piece baed in bass lines ,voices converging perfectly in a strong one composition. "Red Eve","Summer of 64" continue under the melancholic paradise created by PALE ROSES,with such stiking guitar melodies covered by beautiful male voices around them.being "Summer 64" transformed by piano passages too."Dr Dee","Elsie Wright","Urie Geller" are also tracks with high power due the sad and melancholic elements arranged in a perfect way,showing us the whole potential of this representative exponent of neo folk nature."Montague Rhodes James","Fire In The Moor" and "The Cruel Mother" as bonus track,complements the album.A recommended album to fans of Death In June,Sol Invictus,Fire+Ice,Current 93,Strenght Through Joy...The album cover was designed by Lukasz Pawlak.

LYR()
"Sub Terra Inferis" Digipack 2011
(Rage In Eden)
Again we experiment LYR,this time with its second album,more mature and structured than the first one,which is a good point because the first album was a very interesting piece. "Sub Terra Inferis" is built under 10 compositions opening with tracks such as "In Excelsis" and "Mysteriis",being both of them such bombastic pieces of sublime nature,due the energy and powerfull emanations registered here. You shall experience the vacuity of senses and inner freddom when hearing next pieces such as "Litanie" and "No Mercy",both of them adapting perfectly to the conceptual process revealed here,I mean,apocaliptic exposition of sounds converging through orchestral martial elements. "airë (Eternity)","Crépuscule" continues the last path,strong and in deep full of destructive apocaliptic elements. A very recommended piece for those into martial apocaliptic musik. The way as are put together voices at times,and martial percussive sounds combined with orchestrations are just amazing and well elaborated. Other tracks here are "Avénement","Entre Deux Mondes","Anima Lacerata","Hails Valkiyrs".The presence of Alexandra to joint LYR,gives a melancholic touch to "Sub Terra Infernis". THe album comes in digipack,and also there is a version limited to 54 copies which comes in a wooden box.including a 4 tracks Cdr.Ask now Marcin & Rage In Eden In order to get one of those,of an impressive project as the one by LYR.

"Fire" Free download 2011
(Sombre Soniks)
The enigmatic shape of ALCHEMIST emerge from a dismal paradise to mutate into a sole form,and this alchemic process was veiled under "Fire" the first release of this project which offer us 5 pieces of pure spectral ambient soundscapes moving into surreal scenarios and entering you to vast regions of darkness in which resides the inner fire,ready to be trasmuted. "Loka Vuotaa Verta" is the first experience hee,full of repetitive drone elements dressed with sutile spaces complementing perfectly each other to handle a perfect balance from start to finish. "Tumma Alkemisti" is the second spectrum,this time more dense and vaporous than the first one,and keeping its strong presence and mutational nature within the pass of minutes. Next comes a version of Loka Vuotaa Verta" in two versions the first one is a remix,in which the music sounds more in deep than first one,but still keeping its own characteristic structure.The other one a demo verion.The album close with "Tumma Alkemist" a demo track too,with lower sound but with such enigmatic passages which surrounds the whole picture of the track. While ALCHEMIST sails into a sea of mysterious enigmatic shape,we must let you know that this solo project endeavors to search the dark side of thought and sound.

(Reviews 102) ORYELLE DEFENESTRATE BASCULAE;LYR;COLD FUSION

ORYELLE & THE HERMAPHRODITIC CHAORDER OF THE SILVER DUSK (aus)
"156=Musick=Babalon=Kaos"
Its more than an infinite ecstasy and pleaseful,to review such kind of releases with a conceptual magickal exploration,due my nature...And what I found here is a very interesting album by the australian artist,magickian Oryelle Defenestrate Basculae,an hibryd visionary and visual artist with a creative spirit and eclectic nature,always looking for new paradigms. This time he emerges from Arachnian realms to offer us an exquisite piece of with almost 80 minutes of ritual mantras,inspired poetry,illumnating music defragmentations and a grimorie of sabbathical incantations focusing into Babalon magickal current as well as the lustful formula of the red goddess. All this represented in 13 opues in which you shall experience the in deep ritualistic nature of this album from start to finish. thin bell sounds,spoken voices,whispers, eerie atmospheres,hybrid poetry,transdimensional structures. All these whole ritualistic paradigms were redorded by members of Hermaphroditic Chaorder Of The Silver Dusk,adapting perfectly though to see the light of such vast corridors,of magickal explorations. The release is just amazing,full of ritual mantras and enigmatic passages which keep your mind always in a kind of Gnosis state.This album is highly reccomended to those of us who likes magick,and more to practice under the the veils of th red goddess. Each one of 13 compositions here ranges from archaic ritual instrumentations,to dark ambient,neoclassical orchestration with vast formas mutating though the pass of minutes! Without a doubt one of the best albums this year! so if looking to know more about Oryelle just take alook an interview I did with him years ago www.thelabyrinth111.blogspot.com and order your copy now though zoharum recs. The album comes in a special digipack page including 5 visual cards! a very impressive album worth to check right now!!!!



"Architecture" Digipack 2011
Marcin Bachtiak,the master behind this impressive Polish project and owner of Rage In Eden, emmerges with his 6Th album "Architecture",after a period of 4 years of silence. And the long wait,have its fruits now! with a bombastic and extrmely good production,including 11 compositions in which you shall be submerged to apocaliptic orchestral hymns in tracks such as "Part I Firmitas" and "Part II Utlitatis",with such suggetive and pompous martial elements. "colosseum" is a masterpiece full of strong passages and such apocaliptic atmopshere around the whole composition. "Part III Venustatis", still keeps on the strong path and the march to victory,due the bombastic atmophere and neo classical elements,and ""Divina Proportio",show us the dynamism of this release including us a dense dark ambient piece too,and surrounded with ritual percussive elements to give a kind of enigmatic atmosphere to the track. "Iunge" and "Architecture" returns again to the apocaliptic scenary full of skulls and smell of blood. An inten
se album with strong structure and orchestral martial atmopheres floating around the whole compositions included here. "MisantropY" and "Octagon" close this album. The highlights of the album,is how Marcin has reached elements from albums as "Occupatria" and "Simmetria",and put together into a sole piece creating an impressive work from start to finish. Also This album includes a bonis cdr including 4 untitled compositions.Also you shall find a special version in a wooden box.so for more info just visit Rag In Eden.


LYR()
"Fragments of dust" Digipack 2010
This is our first experience with this project.so at first track I was very expectating,because I heard good comentaries about this release.when exploring it carefuly,yes,the music is interesting offering us its debut album "Fragment Of dust" built into 10 compositions with incredible rythmic patterns and chorus which enrich the total atmophere of the album. "L'ame Enchainée",open the album with dense vaporous atmopheres joined with martial elements and spectral voices. "De Profundis","Call Of The Ancient Souls" continues offering us such kind of bombastic hymns,with differentes elements here and there,as chorus,organ tunes and ambient atmospheres.
Follow its own path into martial orchestral movements tracks such as "Fragments Of dust","Landscape Of Ice And Fire"and "Le Serment",buitl into a massive elements of martial nature as chords,percussive sounds and apocaliptic transitions which makes of the album more than just another project. LYR,cath me in its battlefields and carry me to its own roots of Celtic heritage and occult tratition with this album.A reccommended one for all those looking new projects with potential and dedication to what they creates. "Arcane Of Death","Fall Of The Eagle","Despair","Repentance" complements this album. A very good debut of this promisisng project called LYR.

Monday, 10 October 2011

(Reviews 101)B.LONE ENGINE,AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY,ALEXYTHIMIA

"B.Lone Engine" cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recordings)

From Reading U.k,comes this project called B.LONE ENGINE.so...and experimental project handled by Spiderblone and AnthonyBlone,has released their album,with the same title,including 7 compositions of experimental noise ambient,with a great dose of creativity and evolutive process in each one of the tracks. The use of samples and field recordings surely wil got your attention,coz the music floats slowly until the point to gather divers minimal sounds and defragmentative elements which can be hear in the first track" Goat boy". Through "To" you shall explore the same minimalistic structures,but with pass of minutes,the music turns into a kind of post rock,with some electronic elements here and there. "Móven der Hiebe Nicht Elektrisch",is a very indeep composition built under sutile guitar sounds and effects,adapted perfeclt to create a minimalistic melancholic track.Then comes "33.7" a very interesting piece with such dense atmopsheres,background voices and sounds emerging moving in an hybrid way."12Lb´r" its a melodic track full of rythimic harmonic melodies,giving a different touch to the album in general.the track is mixed with some effects.closing the album are tracks such as "Richardhammond"" and "A Troll Down Below".so for more info just visit Dark meadow rcordings!!


"Gnostik Spasms" Cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Res)
Its always interesting ,to review albums as the oes created by Priapus 23 and AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY. This tiem the incarnated siling siligl emerges with a transformative piece which was supposely released in 2003,but now has been unleashed under the Dark Meadow Recs. The album includes 8 compositions all of them built into magickal ritualistic defragmentations and subliminal codex,covered with a snsitive structure only able to be explore by these with receptive and unlimited mind! "Banishings Pat.I(Thee Opening),opens the ritual,with a track full of drone ambient passages,mutating and going around the whole structure of the track. With "Gnostik Spasms",things goes really amazing,the whole track floats under diverse ritual sounds and subliminal mantras evoking the most hidden forces of subconscious. "Subliminal Spasms" is astrong piece,with such enigmatic drone elements and magickal paradigms dressed into a solid but mutative atmopshere.One of the best tracks included here. Then comes "Advances Neurologickal Patterns",and the mutative path continue,this time including rythmic percussive patterns and a transdimensional futuristic sound.A very sticking and great piece here."Thee Flowering Of Konsciousness",is another piece worth to explore here,due how repetitive sounds and drk subliminal frekuencies seems to penetrate slowly your mind. "potent Absence" keep such ritualistic essence which I find so amazing,suck kind of projects focusing the idea of ritual as principal bbasis on thier work are worth to be explored,due the potential and alchecmic sounds though each one of the passages. "Sublime Transmissions" and "Banishing Pt. 2 (Thee klosing)...are the last tracks here!! you shall be submerged in a transformative piece of ritualistic nature ,when let the living sigil created by priapus,enter your subconscious and thenmyou fall into Gnostik Spasms!!!!!

"Wires In The Heart" Cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recs)
After its first album ALEXTHIMIA comes with a second opus,with a creative artistical exposition represented in each one of the 11th compositions released here.The album starts with compositions such as "Warm Heart Cold Feet","Wires In The Heart","Dionin","A Chason" in you shall experiment the sensitive of this production. The tracks floats bettween a kind od melodic ambient structures covered with electronic passages,mixed in a very interesting and creative way. "Dionin" is just amazing,one,including some female invocations at the beginning and with a kind of harsh elektro stuff very powerfull and strong from start to finish!! "Hard Wired Soft Inside","Sentimental Structure" are the next ones,the first into a kind of breakcore,with rythmic beat patterns and the second one built into a kind of sensitive melodies but still with strong emphasis in rythmic beats and diverse elements worth to experience.Two vesions of the track "hard Wired Soft Inside" is included ,but time going more into elektro direction!at least the first one,with some apocalyptic ambient atmospheres and voices as background,sounds just amazing."subserviant Mass","Immovable Object" and "Masoch" closes this interesting album,released dy Darkmeadow recs!!

"Poetry By An Open Fire" Cdr 2011
(Dark Meadow Recs)
This is our second experience with this interesting project! and Though this long album with 25 tracks,which includes tracks 1-9 "Mid Summer Sunset" Ep 2008.so,Though this ep you shall explore diverse material from Ambient to rythmic mid tempo beats mixed with synth elements, at leats when hearing tracks such as "Floatation Devise","mid Summer Sunset(2008 mix)","Drowned In The Lake",the important point here,is how each composition has own charisma and the nessesary atmosphere to keep your senses captivating all the time. Tracks 10-19 belongs to "Scar Of Her Tears..." Unrelesed Ep 2007-2008. The music is still keeping its own essence,ambient atmospheres gathered with such mid tempo beats,and surrounded by sutile sound,which gives to the music a deeper and original touch.Tracks such as "Embrace In Autumn Night","Dark Side Of Human Mind","Over Open Land","Shots In The Distance" are some of th ones included here. Tracks 20-23 are from "Suddenly...it got Darker..." Lost album recovered tracks 2005,This time DARK ISLE comes with 4 compositions ,showing us ak ind of more dense and spectral sound in comparison last material included here,but still having elements from past tracks as the title track or just "Swallowed",The musical concept is just sticking and well developed,containing diverse elements which enrich the whole structure of the album in general.As complements two bonus tracks. A god choise for you if looking for a mixture of ambient atmospheres and rythmic beat patterns with a neoclassical touch!


(Reviews 100) MISANTRONICS,ALEXYTHIMIA;THE PRESENCE OF PAN

"Cacotopia" Cdr 2011

The Belgian project come again with a very interesting album,This time "Cacotopia" emerges as a new hybrid experience,built into intense industrial experimental elements arranged perfectly,so the album opens with "III Landschape",layers and layers covered with repetitive sounds and such kind of industrial touch,creating an amazing track,due how such rythmic patterns of noise floats at the whole structure of the track.Then comes "Under The Guise",drone structures collapsing and mutating into diverse formas within the pass of minutes.the excellent point here,is such great rythmic beats emerges from the void itself to masked the track into a strong labyrinth and many paths to explore due the nature of the track. So a very amazing release,as the last one. "Coercion" is a rythmic noise track with some old schoold indutrial element here and there,the track in general is just great and well elaborated. MISANTRONICS surprise me alot due the effusive and stong character of its music,in my opinion the project is one of the best ones coming from Belgian territory. "Ugly Consequenses Of Modern Day Behaviour" and "Escape To Elsewhere",closes the release. All i nall a very interesting piece worth to check,so I just hope to hear more MISANTRONIC`s albums in future as well. A highly Recomended album to all those into rythmic noise industrial!!!


"Cdr 2011"
Marco Grosso, the creative sapirit behind projects such as OUROBOROS,PERMAFROST,SNOWFADE,MIND INFINITY ,just to name a few,offers us this amazing piece of ambient drone nature,in which you shall enter to dense woods and experiment the pessence of god pan in all its splendour. a 30 minutes long composition, of puere sensitive soundscapes and field recordings including birds,ravens and other explicit sounds,giving a proper atmosphere able to trascend yourself beyond nothingness where,pan is all and nothing itself!!!! The music is penetrating and well elaborated,creating such atmopsheres surrended at moments by sutile voices and more yet to be discover by yourself when hearing it. The album comes in a card board package. A short but effective review,so more info just check Dark Meadow Recordings.



"Nucleogenesis" Cdr 2011
Another interesting piece by ALEXYTHIMIA,this time "Nucleogenesis" emerges as an explorative,sensitive and deconstructive piece,with highlights through the whole 10 compositions included here. A melodic and beautiful composition opens the album "Black Heart Galaxy",with such ambient soundscapes ,picturing a kind of beginning for upcoming tracks. "Oblivious Blue" keeps on the same structure,this time under beautiful piano tunes and keyboard passages. "Olivine" and "Intangible Clouds Desend Upon Thee" comes ,but this time exploring into breakcore elments,and still having such sutile ambient atmopsheres which trasport yourself to such paralle universe created by ALEXYTHIMIA. then comes tracks such as "Primitive Strenk" ,"Made Of Stone","Duplicity",moving in the same breakcore elments,a bit more raw and excentric in "Primitive Strenk",but dense and enigmatic at "Made Of Stone". an important element here is how each one of the tracks goes into a different sound but still keeping the essence of a conceptual album. Closing the album are "Oblivious Blue(Broken In Two)","Mui" and "Alucaro Lament".