Ivan Mildanov – I Was In Hell – Audio

The Bulgarian melodic-metal creator Ivan Mildanov released the two track single Soul Finder on the 17th.

Ivan Miladinov - Soul Finder - artwork

Ivan Miladinov – Soul Finder – artwork

Combining, winding orchestration, with, growling death metal rips, Ivan Mildanov is able to create music that takes the listener on a journey which is simultaneously intoxicating beauty and menacing darkness.

The second of the two tracks on Soul Finder (available on bandcamp) is I Was In Hell.

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Calligraphist – Godspeed – Audio

Calligraphist is an England based Bulgarian dystopian-hop creator.

Calligraphist

Calligraphist

After a three year gap Calligraphist returns with the intriguing just over seven and a third minute track GodSpeed.

A piece which collaborates with five other musicians – featuring three voices, trumpet, a B♭ cornet, along with more familiar instrumentation in a composition that seeps its way in to the listeners bone-marrow. The raw rambling narrative is delivered to a finely judged musical accompaniment and the listener finds themselves reminded of the nature of the dream sequence structure of Bunyan’sThe Pilgrim’s Progress.

Calligraphist is unafraid to deliver material which is, akin to Marmite, either repelling or attracting and unlikely to have any other reaction. The fact I am asking you to spend time in company with Godspeed lets you know that I do enjoy the structure of this track which is a delicious friction of contrasting calmness and the frenetic discordance of a lead vocal which tumbles through quizzical ponderings of the world around failing to find resolution.

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