For regular readers of the site the dark-dystopia of the Russian project Dark Voice Of Angelique will be familiar. Yesterday the latest LP – Winter Mind Game – was released.
Approximately fifty minutes of spine chilling electronica, organs, percussion and vocal spirit through the room over the nine tracks on the album (which is available on bandcamp).
The release is best enjoyed whilst tethered naked by ankles, wrists and neck, inside a cage within a dripping, condemned mine shaft with flickering candles casting ominous shadows across the limited field of vision.
My pick of the releasing being the just over seven and a half minutes of the sixth track – Fire Warning.
Noire (available on bandcamp) whilst still of dark cloud, is of less dystopian menace than music previously featured.
The nine tracks are less compacted and resultingly afford for the listener to more readily explore the melodies and nuances of the roughly fifty six minutes album as the multifarious layering of electronica, synthesised instruments and vocal flows through the room.
The fourth composition and my pick of the release is the just over six minutes – They.
The dystopian-drone project Dark Voice Of Angelique from Russia released the three track single Evol Love earlier in the month.
Dark Voice Of Angelique
Those of longer stay will spot by the word ‘single’ it doesn’t necessarily mean all over in a blink of an eye and when combined with ‘drone’ probably means an extended duration and you would be correct in thought – the three tracks on Evol Love (available on bandcamp) last for about twenty eight minutes between themselves.
Each a dark orchestration in their own existence, yet through the building of the release, the individual songs become more introspectively self-imploding and of longer gradation, necessarily making the closer New Order – the post-apocalyptic age and almost thirteen minute closer – my selection of the single as it encapsulates the precarious relationship of the 1% and the 99% which will inevitably implode upon themselves for the very fractious nature of their dichotomous existence.