Friday, 30 June 2017

RA – Geniu Pustiu (1999)

Country: Romania

1. Romance's Romance 05:35
2. La Steaua (Reprise) 02:45
3. Bocet 02:48
4. Tablou (Version) 02:43
5. Byron 02:10
6. Winter's Ballad 02:53
7. Inger Diform 05:34
8. Tablou 02:15
9. La Steaua / Noaptea Vesnicei Uitari 05:03
10. Pina Nu Pier 03:00
11. Geniu Pustiu (Outro) 01:54

RA was the side project of Andrei Rusu (aka Vlad Dracul), 
member of the German symphonic black metal band Agathodaimon
and is considered a continuation of his other early project Drusus (1995-1998).
RA was created because of Andrei's love to the Romanian poetry 
and his search for something deeper to mirror these poetic aspects.
As a result the music was created to suit the verses and not vice versa as he was normally did with Agathodaimon.
Some of the lyrics were written by the Romantic poet, novelist and journalist Mihai Eminescu (1850 – 1889),
that he is considered one of the most famous and influential Romanian poets.
The project released two albums with "Geniu Pustiu" being the first one in 1999 and "Sinnocence" in 2001 being the last.
"Geniu Pustiu" also features Dan Byron on vocals (guest vocalist on "Higher Art Of Rebellion" of Agathodaimon).

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Impressions Of Winter ‎– Cantica Lunae - Songs Of The Moon (1996)

Country: Germany

1. Canticum Lunae 05:14
2. Hi Versus 04:22
3. Flores Gelidi 04:23
4. From Dreamworld To Sunrise 04:50
5. Impressions Of Winter 05:16
6. Ignis Ardet In Pluvia 03:52
7. Triviality 04:52
8. Captivitas (Instumental) 04:15
9. My Father's Return 05:02
10. Elegy Of A Swan 03:31
11. Foreboding 05:03

Impressions Of Winter are a German darkwave/neo-classical band 
that began in 1994 as the project of Joe P. (Joachim Proell).
Because of his high demands on his compositions, 
friends of his began to realize that his music was far too good not to include vocals.
So the initial line-up was completed by Andres Waldura and the group's first female singer, Laikha.
Mozart (of Umbra Et Imago) from the German label Spirit Productions 
offered to produce their first album, "Cantica Lunae - Songs Of The Moon",
which was released in the spring of 1997 and received positive notice.
After this release singer Laikha was replaced by Felicia S., and in the summer of 1998 a second CD 
"Deceptive Springs And Fading Landscapes" was released, followed by "Iuturna" in 2000.
Later in 2001 with their CD release "The RemiXperience" the band takes a slightly different retrospect on their work,
as their greatest hits had been re-mixed for this occasion.
Their last release was issued in 2003 entitled "End Of A Summer".

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Necrocock – Praktiky Pohřebních Ústavů (Demo 1992)

Country: Czech Republic

1. Intro (Smrt Je Teprve Začátek) 01:55
2. Orgány Se Spalují 04:21
3. Tlecí Doba 03:18
4. Černý Mramor 04:27
5. Procházka Urnovým Uájem 01:38
6. Porucha Mechanických Pecí 03:33
7. Rozptylová Louka 03:17
8. Noční Provoz 04:45
9. Outro (Řecké Ohně) 01:34

Tomáš Kohout (born in 1972), also known by his nickname Necrocock, is a Czech musician, composer and singer.
Since 1990 he has been a member of the Master's Hammer band.
He is also a member of several other projects, like Necrocock, Kaviar Kavalier and Night Vision.
Necrocock released their first demo "Praktiky Pohřebních Ústavů" (aka Practices Of Undertakers) in 1992,
playing a mixture of atmospheric black/dark/doom metal with dark perverse lyrical themes 
influenced by Tomáš experiences working in a funeral house at that period.
The album was also re-recorded and released as a full-length album in 2004 under the same title.
The band is still active and since 1992 Tomáš has managed to release two demos and four albums.