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Dozelimit: Constructions of the Highest Architecture

Dozelimit is a fairly new outfit to come out of Southwestern Siberia. Formed in 2008 by guitarists Evgeny Vasiliev and Anton Artemiev, the music on their debut effort Constructions of the Highest Architecture, released by Russian indie label RAIG, is an intriguing fusion of instrumental ambient and doom.

Consisting of seven untitled compositions which clock in at just under three quarters of an hour, the focus of this music is clearly to construct thought provoking and experimental sounding sonic excursions. I love how this duo is able to extract a wealth of different emotions from what sounds like nothing more than a couple of guitars, some basic effects pedals and a minimal sprinkling of electronics. The deeply layered, droning melodies are almost always accompanied by industrial elements and often gloomy, metallic undertones, which adds to the already hypnotic vibe flowing through these songs.

Things get significantly more menacing on the sixth track as the duo lays down some absolutely monstrous slabs of down tuned guitars as thick layers of static and industrial noise swirl around them. The final song begins like a distant transmission from the furthest regions of space before being sucked through a vacuum and erupting into a layered flurry of rapid picked notes which gradually builds and builds until the guitars simmer down and eventually out, bringing the album to its abrupt conclusion.

In the end Constructions of the Highest Architecture probably won't appeal to everyone's taste and it might take a few spins before it all sinks in. However if you're willing to invest some time into this fine release, and you like experimental music that is successfully able to balance elements of heavy doom with ambient/ industrial sounding aural landscapes, then I'd definitely recommend tracking down a copy of this disc.

Track Listing
1) [Untitled] - 4:19
2) [Untitled] - 11:21
3) [Untitled] - 4:03
4) [Untitled] 7:22
5) [Untitled] 4:28
6) [Untitled] 5:54
7) [Untitled] 6:41

Added: March 17th 2010
Reviewer: Ryan Sparks
Related Link: RAIG
Hits: 3255
Language: english

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