Sunday, 23 October 2016

Grabesmond – In Schwindendem Licht (Demo 1995)

Country: Austria

1. In Schwindendem Licht 20:29

Grabesmond was formed in 1995 by Protector (Summoning, Ice Ages) and Peter Kubik (Abigor).
They released a limited demo to 30 copies entitled "In Schwindendem Licht". 
The reason why they formed Grabesmond was because they wanted to experiment how to create emotions, 
and dark atmospheres besides the scene they were mainly involved in. 
But because of lack of dedication they split up after a few months.
In 1996, when Lucia-Mariam Fåroutan (Peter's wife) came to Austria, Peter told her about Grabesmond 
and she heard the demo, and because Lucia was very interested in starting a band, 
she decided to resurrect Grabesmond and to enter different musical paths.
In spring 1997 an advance tape with a few songs were recorded and sent to Draenor Productions, and a few weeks later 
Grabesmond signed there, and recorded the debut CD "Mordenheim" in October 1997 at Tonstudio Hoernix
"Mordenheim" offered a kind of unique, yet strange and non-typical material that can be described as mystical, medieval, avantgardistic and classically influenced, because of it's various spectrum of art that unfolds.
After a break of about one year the recordings for a new album began in early 1999. 
"Xenoglossie" was recorded in 9 days at Tonstudio Hornix and showed a more 'modern' direction of Grabesmond's music. 
The 15 songs of "Xenoglossie" unleashed soundscapes of beautiful dreamworlds, classical compositions, 
to machinelike visions with pounding percussion, distorted effects and female vocals.