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URWORTE

Geysir

 

Eclectic Prog

4.30 | 5 ratings

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Fullmetal
5 stars If you compare the composition with the lyrics and the artwork, you realize, that this must be a concept album. (or lets say a concept ep because of it's length of about 27min) The lyrics are from the peom 'Urworte orphisch' by the German poet Goethe that's (said in a few words) about the different states of life. You can find art about 'the circle of life' all over the world, so it's something that really bothers us. The first that you see is a nice artwork by a Russian artist 'Alexandra Arshanskaya', a wheel that is well connected to the music. The first track (Prolog) starts with a collage of industrial sounds with lyrics made of quotes of Mary Shelley's novel 'Frankstein'. They are spoken by a robotlike voice, something not human. With the words 'the creation of the world...' the song builds up to a powerfull industrial-rock-song so 'Prolog' can be interpretated to be the beginning of all. The whole CD is without any silence between the tracks. Only the first and the last song includes industrial elements, the others are very eclectic and include psychodelic, jazz, symphonic, metal...just were it fits. Every song goes directly into the next and gives you the feeling to listen to one complete work. The songs followed by 'Prolog' are like different aspects or states of life and every song puts me in a different mood. By the way my favourite is "Das Zufällige" with a very long quiet and warm sounding part that explodes into a powerful final part that gives me the creeps. The whole CD ends with a song called 'Epilog' that uses the musical material of 'Prolog' but in a more powerful way. In the end it goes down and back to an industrial 'beat' like in the beginning of the first song. If you connect the topic of this ep with the music, that is obviously composed like a circle as well as the lyrics are and the artwork is you come to the conclusion that 'Geysir' put a lot of material for interpretation into this ep. However the music can be interpretated but it's also great to just to listen to it. And one good thing about circles is, the start is the same point than the end so if the last song ends you can just start with the first again...and the first time I listened to this ep I did this, because I wanted to listen to it again....
Fullmetal | 5/5 |

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