Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Bisclaveret - Theu Anagnosis [Zoharum/Steinklang Industries - 2014]

Theu Anagnosis offers up a heady, sleek yet mysterious, and often highly memorable mix of: ritual dark ambience, moody & stark piano/ sitar/ koto structures, atmospheric synth/ synth orchestration, & stark electronica, which is all topped off with layers of haunting & mumbled arcane vocals.

The album takes in eight tracks in all, and these run between just shy of the four minute mark, and the six & a half minute mark . So each nicely sets it’s own mood, yet no track ever feels over stretched, and it makes the whole thing quite effective as dip in & out listening experience
,yet the album also works well as a whole too.  The tracks also have a fairly nice mix of pace & textural variation about them too, moving from brooding yet bounding piano led compositions. Onto dark yet spritely mixes of picked string & amass ritual hazed vocals, through to slow shadowy ebbs & drifts of dark drone elements & echoed vocals. Onto chilling 'n' stripped back electronica  beat structures, which are edge with gothic & creepy melody lines.

Where a lot of dark ritual  music often brings to mind ancient rituals been carried out by gowned figures in either midnight forest glades, musty underground crypts, or derelict ancient structures. Bisclaveret’s more sleek, polished & defined take on ritual sonics summons up  more of organised & stylized  form of ceremony. Bringing to mind rituals been played out in either the shadows of angular modern architecture, or under bright spot-lit  futuristic structures in the last hours of the night. Yet for all the music sleek-ness, there’s a very chilling, foreboding & mysterious vibe running through-out the album

All in all Theu Anagnosis is one of my surprise discoveries of 2014, and even from my first play through I was captivating by both the albums distinctive/ original take on ritual music, and the consistent yet varied unfold of the whole work.

Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Bisclaveret - Theu Anagnosis
Theu Anagnosis offers up a heady, sleek yet mysterious, and often highly memorable mix of: ritual dark ambience, moody & stark piano/ sitar/ koto structu...
071222   Mad God - Mad God(Blu Ray)
071222   Smut Without Smut Vol. 1: Thi...
051222   Christoph Dahlberg - Blackforms
051222   Richard Pinhas/ Merzbow - Coda
051222   Death Loop Faction - Max Carnage
051222   Opus Magorum - Opus Magorum
041222   RJ Myato - Doubtless Empty
021222   Ingar Zach - Musica Liquida
021222   Mattie Barbier - Threads
021222   Marcia Aitken & June Lodge - ...
Latest Articles

Dr Tom Whittaker - The notoriou...
Late last year Severin released Eloy de la Iglesia’s Quinqui Collection- a two Blu-ray set bringing together three brutal and provocative Quinqui (deli...
061222   Dr Tom Whittaker - The noto...
231122   Hastings of Malawi - Deliriou...
011122   Raffaele Pezzella - Pursuing ...
111022   Fouke - Bigfoot walled noise
150922   Joe Sherlock - The King of mo...
230822   Sdug Bsngal - Some Scars Run ...
020822   The Night Porter & Slowgurn p...
200622   The Worse Album In The World ...
240522   Noir On Powerhouse Films - Fr...
260422   Schloss Tegal - Back To The ...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom