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A Death Cinematic: A Parable On The Aporia Of Vengeance And The Beauty Of Impenetrable Sadness

A Parable On The Aporia Of Vengeance And The Beauty Of Impenetrable Sadness... how's that for longest album title, or check out the song titles for that matter.

This is an unusual release, not the sort of CD I'm normally reviewing, the artist A Death Cinematic isn't a band as such, but one person's project to create a conceptual soundtrack you could say. Obviously considerable time and thought has gone into the whole process to get his anticipated results.

Inside the handmade cover of this release, you will find two CD's containing parts one and two, eleven tracks in all, through which A Death Cinematic's vision is told. "I approach the making and structuring of music the way I would do a sculpture or a painting; with improvisation and layering, all the songs are improvised using only a guitar, amp and some effects pedals" reads the information page, so basically it's an atmopsheric double album based around different levels of combined sounds generated from one instrument. This is the sort of release that some will get drawn into more than others, depending on your tastes. It does run for considerable length, over 90 minutes, I suppose you really have to take it for what it is, and see how it makes you feel.

Track list:
CD 1
Part 1
1. A short story on the theme of a broken dream
2. The grasses will grow tall over our cities
3. The sun glints through the dust risen from their hooves
4. The heart races with black worms and my blood is on fire
5. When I leave I wish to kill the sun

CD 2
Part 2
1. Vengeance runs forth, deep through the veins
2. Knives at my brain in the discordance of sleep
3. Their blood crawls through frozen fields and dead nights
4. Onward(as the vultures take the sky) we slip into the apocalypse
5. ...And all the leaves trembled (with the dawn sirens)
6. Brilliance of the first morning snow

Added: March 26th 2009
Reviewer: Scott Jessup
Related Link: Artist MySpace Page
Hits: 2909
Language: english

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