Monday, 2 June 2014

Luperci - The Smoke Filled Our Hearts And Blinded Our Eyes Beneath The Burning Orange Moon

'The Smoke Filled Our Hearts And Blinded Our Eyes Beneath The Burning Orange Moon'
Luperci
2011

Review by Elek Malcolm-Madill

Genre/s: Drone, Blackened Noise, Dark Ambient
For Fans Of: Ulver, Iyov, Sunn, Drudkh

Despite it's overtly long album title, Luperci's "The Smoke Filled Our Hearts And Blinded Our Eyes Beneath The Burning Orange Moon" is no mere amplifier worshiping, unoriginal, bore of an album, but turned out to be a highly interesting piece of what I can only classify as "transcendental" drone. Singular band member Joseph Angelo of New Mexico has managed to create an eery, dread-ridden, album here that makes excellent use of plunging, vibratory ambiance and haunting pieces of sitar accompanied by barely-there segments of throat singing that highly contribute to the overall tone of the album. Inspired by forest fires that filled Angelo's home of Albuquerque with a thick layer of smoke for several weeks, Luperci does an amazing job of bringing a much different sense of density and weight to the drone genre through its strange, but ultimately essential choices in instrumentation that couldn't help but remind me of Sunn's recent collaboration with Ulver; "Terrestrials". "The Smoke Filled Our Hearts And Blinded Our Eyes Beneath The Burning Orange Moon" lasts for about fifteen minutes but creates a "brooding journey sure to lift you into another world free of society, creating a full body experience through vibrational sound." just as it's bandcamp below describes it.

TRACKLISTING:
 

1.The Smoke Filled Our Hearts And Blinded Our Eyes Beneath The Burning Orange Moon

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