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Borgne: Entraves de l'Ame

Borgne is the work of one man; Bornyhake and Entraves de l'Ame is the fourth CD to be released under the Borge banner and this time he's roped in his mates Ardelean who plays guitars as well as Malefic who appears to play all instruments on "Drown in Nothingness", CZ who takes care of all instruments on "Moorwanderung" and Juno Nitta who plays keyboards on "Die Trying to Take Off the Rope" as well as keyboards and guitar solo on "The Plague". Ultimately, however, Bornyhake is the man with the vision and it's a vision well worth immersing oneself in.

This is the first non-numerically named record but as generic conventions dictate it is fairly lo-fi in its instrumentation and appears to owe a lot to Burzum and as is the way with Burzum-esque music is highly ambient. I've always had an odd relationship with both Burzum and ambient music in that they tend to bore me if their work is my primary focus but when they're used as a secondary medium they work perfectly.

I've had this on almost non-stop at home and I've felt great pottering around (annoying the neighbors) with Entraves de l'Ame accompanying my every move. I've really enjoyed walking the dog and driving with it on but it's not really done anything for me when I've just sat and listened to it for the sake of it. This leads to the inescapable conclusion that Borgen and by extension the whole underground Black Metal scene make wallpaper music! I can't imagine they'd be thrilled by that description but that's how it works for me so I'd assume that if you're a fan of the genre or Borgne then Entraves de l'Ame will work for you in whatever way they have previously.

Track Listing :
1- Drown in Nothingness
2- Tainted Utopia
3- Die Trying to Take Off the Rope
4- Dark Mirror
5- Suffering to Buy Our Poison
6- The Plague
7- Moorwanderung

Added: November 18th 2010
Reviewer: Simon Bray
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 2078
Language: english

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