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WALTZING IN OBSCURITY

Noekk

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.97 | 5 ratings

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alainPP
4 stars NOEKK is a group of dark-ambient-sounding prog doom and metal that was built on the ashes of the deceased Empyrium, which made her a dark folk-ambient-symphony of beauty, including the famous "Weiland" 2002 ; But that was before. Yugoth and Baldachin, better known under the name Schwadorf and Helm, showcase their love for the land and the Hard Rock Prog Rock with NOEKK. Nature is the wanderings of the center of two friends, inspired by the poems of Peter Wolfgang Kassel adding a dark climate, austere, cold, cold, gothic, on the edge of melancholy and shoals or shallows human, everything depends on your mood. Here no sprawling virtuosity (nod to the Old Gods such Cthulhu), but a spontaneity in the development of 'gloomy atmospheres. Note also a 60-page booklet with paintings and poems to delve more in this prog-meditative atmosphere. FYI also remember that NOEKK have been linked to an aquatic creature changing into white horse for worse! Known from their first album "The Water Sprite" from 2005 with this footprint so characteristic, tacking between the Empyrium, VISION BLEAK, the Autumnblaze, the LACRIMOSA and ANATHEMA in their darkest productions of KING CRIMSON and GENESIS origins , and of tHE CURE DEAD CAN DANCE in their most cold-wave turns, short, NOEKK summarizes the essence of the meeting doom-gothic-bathmat-pastoral-dark-prog, no less! It left for delving into this 4th album (5 if you count the EP in 2018), an album that concept to think. FYI also remember that NOEKK have been linked to an aquatic creature changing into white horse for worse! Known from their first album "The Water Sprite" from 2005 with this footprint so characteristic, tacking between the Empyrium, VISION BLEAK, the Autumnblaze, the LACRIMOSA and ANATHEMA in their darkest productions of KING CRIMSON and GENESIS origins , and of tHE CURE DEAD CAN DANCE in their most cold-wave turns, short, NOEKK summarizes the essence of the meeting doom-gothic-bathmat-pastoral-dark- prog, no less! It left for delving into this 4th album (5 if you count the EP in 2018), an album that concept to think. FYI also remember that NOEKK have been linked to an aquatic creature changing into white horse for worse! Known from their first album "The Water Sprite" from 2005 with this footprint so characteristic, tacking between the Empyrium, VISION BLEAK, the Autumnblaze, the LACRIMOSA and ANATHEMA in their darkest productions of KING CRIMSON and GENESIS origins , and of tHE CURE DEAD CAN DANCE in their most cold-wave turns, short, NOEKK summarizes the essence of the meeting doom-gothic-bathmat-pastoral-dark-prog, no less! It left for delving into this 4th album (5 if you count the EP in 2018), an album that concept to think. the BLEAK VISION, the Autumnblaze, the LACRIMOSA and ANATHEMA in their darkest productions of KING CRIMSON and GENESIS the origins, THE CURE and DEAD CAN DANCE in their most cold-wave turns, short, NOEKK synthesizes quintessence of the meeting doom- gothic-bathmat-pastoral-dark-prog, no less! It left for delving into this 4th album (5 if you count the EP in 2018), an album that concept to think. the BLEAK VISION, the Autumnblaze, the LACRIMOSA and ANATHEMA in their darkest productions of KING CRIMSON and GENESIS the origins, THE CURE and DEAD CAN DANCE in their most cold-wave turns, short, NOEKK synthesizes quintessence of the meeting doom-gothic-bathmat-pastoral-dark-prog, no less! It left for delving into this 4th album (5 if you count the EP in 2018), an album that concept to think.

"Waltzing In Obscurity" opens the dance with flute intro to TANGERINE DREAM or the POPOL VUH; it's beautiful and sinister to the advanced with bass and vocals, all guided by an organ beyond the grave; Voice puts it hers to ring in a dark atmosphere, the guitar from an abysmal clarity darken the purified air; flute of the first stirrings of GENESIS strengthens its NOEKK and the end riff. "Perseus" is based on this characteristic voice of the group, some spleenante, a little nagging, but very warm; riff, synth basic to Bontempi, on GARY NUMAN, battery, cathedral choirs, preaching, everything is there to enchant you! "The Mirror" or the resurrection of THE CURE for a title watered and latency prog from 2 minutes our memory also remembers THE STRANGLERS, ie; acoustic takes on its charm, the progressive award born with very little in the end. "The Giant" with playful piano, harpsichord DEAD CAN DANCE, nervous guitar riffs, piano and guitar tune pretend narrating a children's story for a title for the NOEKK, as almost pop moments with a mesmerizing voice. "We Summits" follows with crimsonienne atmosphere and zappaienne; the voice and the air even flirt with the dark hours of DEPECHE MODE, then it is a voice that is almost hard with added guitar riff and takes over. "Mortlach" for me Amateur whiskeys, do not leave me indifferent especially since it's an instrumental on leaving the cold-wave gay and depressed. One of the qualities of style NOEKK, synth ambience, yet gentle flute and acoustic guitar, all with hammering of the battery. "The Windwaker" occurs with a more gothic as where the coldness melts our feelings, we feel happy at the beginning THE CURE, the riff again mesmerizing; the flute is wonderful. "The Secret Beaker" for a title almost pop-cold, a typical sound with synth, vocals, organ, acoustic guitar and drums, melancholic icy ballad just to breathe and listen to "The Lily Of Reverence 'last title may be the most rhythmical and atmosphere glaucosity almost feel it mold in it, the voice is more present, darker, the riffs pretend to give here all he can to bewitch us one last time. the riff again mesmerizing; the flute is wonderful. "The Secret Beaker" for a title almost pop-cold, a typical sound with synth, vocals, organ, acoustic guitar and drums, melancholic icy ballad just to breathe and listen to "The Lily Of Reverence 'last title may be the most rhythmical and atmosphere glaucosity almost feel it mold in it, the voice is more present, darker, the riffs pretend to give here all he can to bewitch us one last time. the riff again mesmerizing; the flute is wonderful. "The Secret Beaker" for a title almost pop-cold, a typical sound with synth, vocals, organ, acoustic guitar and drums, melancholic icy ballad just to breathe and listen to "The Lily Of Reverence 'last title may be the most rhythmical and atmosphere glaucosity almost feel it mold in it, the voice is more present, darker, the riffs pretend to give here all he can to bewitch us one last time.

NOEKK knew, after 10 years of gestation, birth of a pure beauty dark album, an album where the atmosphere is drawn to the dark through riffs and where music also seems more open and diversified; this album could have been a concept album with songs chained taking you even further on distant and meditative paths of knowledge. NOEKK has mellowed and synthesized the very substance of his own music for a simple and memorable.

alainPP | 4/5 |

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