Bleiburg - Indivisibiliter ac Inseparabiliter [Eastern Front - 2010]Tanya and Igor of the Eastern Front label know how to handle the art on their releases, that's for sure. The beautiful cover for Bleiburg's album, one of many in this project's discography, resembles an old book and looking almost authentic. It holds an impressive booklet within it that tells a story in German (I think?), that I cannot understand. The only English text tells about a part in the history of Hungary, which we can assume is related to the concept of the album. Bleiburg's music, a fine blend of Neo Folk, romantic music and militant beats, tells a story with the addition of voice samples and changing musical dynamics and give life to the historic pictures and text.
"Indivisibiliter ac Inseparabiliter" opens with 'Dio Ci Liberi Degli Irredenti ', a heartbreaking melody, joined by a haunting music box sounds. Later on, more drums will appear with different militant rhythms. On some parts of the album the musical instruments might sound more synthetic than on others, but all sounds and melodies are handled very well and offer interesting turns on Bleiburg's album. "Why don't you wake up" is a much darker track than those who came before it, taking Bleiburg into more sinister, painful realms. "Slavni bane", on the other hand, is more dramatic, while using similar musical elements.
There are more notable tracks on this album. "As time passed", which is much more rhythmic and with an exotic taste to it, this sounds a little different than the rest of the album and let’s Bleiburg offer more industrial sounds than their usual sound. On the other hand, "Trialism" relies almost solely on the haunting sounds of the music box. This track is much more eerie than the rest of the album, which makes it stand out as well.
Many Neo Folk fans have probably crossed ways with Bleiburg at one point or another. If not, "Indivisibiliter ac Inseparabiliter" is a good way to get to know this project, with the numerous releases it has behind it.Oren Ben-Yosef