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Senmuth - Vdol Puty k Podnebesnoy CD (album) cover




Experimental/Post Metal

2.98 | 4 ratings

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3 stars I'd like to know the meaning of the ideograms on the album's cover, but the only thing that I can guess is that this is about China. The first short track is based on chinese percussions (electronic of course). Just 1 minute and half. The second track (Goddess Dream) is an unusual mix of chinese melody and "industrial sounds" The result could be called "techno- prog". The final part of the track is quiet and confirms the chinese mood. "Real or Dream" is on the same way of the previous. A chinese melody over techno-industrial sounds and metal-like singing. This is a typical Senmuth track. Respect to the first two albums the melodies seem to have a bit more importance and this is absolutely not bad. This is the 3rd of 78 (while I'm writing) albums and an evolution is already visible.

"Rain Images" confirms this tendence even if the omnipresent background noise doesn't permit a relax. "China Theater" is psychedelic, of that kind that's typical of Asian bands. It reminds me to Acid Mothers Temple. "Ho Shang Kung" is an excellent track, but Senmuth's music is hard to describe. "Hard-electronic"?

"Ethernal Fighter" has a captivating melody and some "cymbals" interludes between metal singing. The tension is back with "Forrest and Sun". The kind of tracks that justifies the "Post-Metal" label. The album is closed by "Tai-Chu" (The opener's title was Tai-I). Another remind to Chinese traditional music.

To summarize, respect to the two first albums there is surely an improvement. It's not yet a 4- stars album but it's very promising and because downoloading it is free I suggest everybody to spend some time on it.

As all the Senmuth's albums also this one has an excellent sleeve design (Senmuth is a designer). A visit to his website is recommended.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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