Rock In Opposition for 2013. Un Festin Sagital is a unique band coming from Santiago, Chile, playing a modern mixture of blackened progressive rock, chamber classical, dark folk and ambient industrial music, all with a distinctly Latin vibe. Locked groove noise rock pummel and satanic ritual. Fans of Magma and Univers Zero should find much to enjoy. Current and upcoming releases on the Beta-lactam Ring label, as well as an appearance from Chris Bickel's Anakrid on this release. Offset silver printing with 90 copies on red metallic card stock, and 10 numbered copies on lilac metallic card stock. Silver labels and black tapes, in an edition of 100.
Holy shit, this is so fucked up, but in all the right ways. And thus, becomes our first ever CASSETTE Record Of The Week! One of those records that had EVERYone here sorta freaking out. And on it's first spin in the store, had all the folks in the back rushing up front to see what the heck was playing!
Un Festin Sagital are an occult prog-metal / angular post-punk / psychedelic free noise / black ambient orchestra out of Santiago, Chile that can strip down to the touring essentials of just flute, acoustic guitar, and voice, when need be, in bellowing their complex tales of a forthcoming lysergic apocalypse. But here, it's the full sonic onslaught of Satanic chanting, frenzied tribal rhythms, heavy anthemic riffs, acid-crazed arrangements, and witch/warlock vocals that sound as if they were recorded at the wrong speed, all dotted with some rather pretty moments of psychedelic impressionism. Diabolically strummed flamenco guitar riffs erupt into blisteringly rhythmic assaults of start/stop rhythms that are equal parts King Crimson, Comus, and Uz Jsme Doma. Or imagine Dutch punks the Ex crossed with aQ Record Of The Weekers Yamantaka // Sonic Titan!! A sound that somehow simultaneously reminds us of bedeviled Eastern European peasant folk songs that could very well be possessed gypsy curses from some remote old world village in a muddled sonic palette that also evokes the Art Bears mixed with ritualistic Hindustani vocal modulations, or the Vietnamese girls on Holgar Czukay's "Boat Woman Song". The sound washed out under layers of tape decay and warble, the music seemingly patched together and reassembled in beautiful, yet twisted psych-folk interludes which meander between the volatile rhythmic outbursts with wah-wah inflected, acidic guitar lines and long dizzying sprawls of cinematic creep and kosmische electronics, creating spellbinding atmospheres and gorgeously stunning modern avant heaviness. Strange, fucked-up stuff. Supposedly a full length is in the works for Beta-Lactum Ring. C40. Limited to 100 copies! And so totally recommended!!
Ik heb bij mijn weten geen muziek uit Chili, laat staan alternatieve. Nou ja, één dan want ook de eerste cd van dit project rond Michel Leroy (aka Thanatoloop) staat in de kast. Nu treedt hij (productie, concept composities, gitaren, viool, bas, keyboard, elektronica, zang, percussie, piano) weer aan met een 8-koppig leger op gitaar, zang, bas, viool, sax, contrabas, trompet, sitar, noise en gong die hem helpen zijn improvisaties te voltooien. De cd die ruim 3 kwartier duurt is in vieren verdeeld, waarbij alleen het eerste weer in 8 kleinere stukken is verdeeld. Michel legt de basis, maar het merendeel is geïmproviseerd. Dat levert spannende ,duistere en bovenal psychedelische experimenten, avant-garde, folk en progressieve rock op. Het houdt ergens het midden tussen Edward Ka-Spel, Ampnoise, Nichelodeon, Human Greed, Current 93 en Orbit Service. Intrigerend goedje. De cd, gestoken in dat altijd fantastische kartonnen ontwerp op Beta-lactam Ring, gaat vergezeld met de tweede schijf La Muerte Solar, waarop ze live te horen zijn.
Experimental music collective out of Chile. There is an amazing breadth of sounds on this release as one would expect from the Beta-Lactam Ring of wizards. Some ancient tribal prog-folk blends seamlessly into haunting drones. Ritualistic warbled vocals in Spanish cut in and out of vast cosmic journeys. The first track is one epic 20 minute amorphous aural insanity with sheer nightmarish power. The track starts with the prog vocals and they peak back out here and there. The 2nd and 3rd tracks have the mathy prog stuff but then cut into quiet drones and found sounds. ALERT??these go into VERY QUIET drones, almost to the point of silence for a couple minutes. The song will ??jump back out at you out of nowhere and its actually a pleasant experience letting them play through, but this a level of quiet nearing dead air. The 2nd track goes quiet at 4 mins in, the 3rd goes quiet 3 mins in. The fourth track is another twisting soundscape that is pretty much silent for the last 3 mins and then comes back in for a few seconds. The bonus CD here is a live instrumental performance where their prog influences really shine through. This gets heavy to the point of metal even, especially on the last track. Another mesmerizing release from the Beta-Lactam Ring of do no wrong.
Reviewed by abacus
Reviewed by abacus
Current via Beta Lactam Ring is the latest opus from Chilean collective Un Festin Sagital - those with long memories may recall us being blown away by their frankly extraordinary ‘epitafio a la permanencia’ set a few years back. Now up looms - on brief sneak peeks - the mightily impressive 2 disc ’sic deus dilexit mundum’ - a quick peek at ’el nino ateo’ reveals a hulking terra-forming multi-generic hybrid of lost monastic chants, soupy spacey nothingness, whispering motoriks, forgotten ceremonial tribal tongues and super scary atmospherics and deeply intoxicating horror themeology blended into a mind melting spell crafting brew of deeply alluring cosmic psyche prog out there-ness - only 400 copies pressed up each coming with a bonus ’muerte solar’ album all housed in a trademark BLRR book styled gatefold sleeve that’s adorned with artwork by Jesse Peper.
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