Παρασκευή, 24 Μαΐου 2013

A Pilgrimage Across National Borders

Second non thematic post in a row but hey, that's life.Let's get to the point:


J.A.Seazer(or Caesar) is a japanese film and theater music composer(he has also written the music for this sickness which i highly recommend for you to watch, but that's not the case here).

In 1973 Seazer released Kokkyou Junreika,a psychedelic rock masterpiece which gained cult status through the years.



To make a long story short,do yourself a favor and listen to this.By far my favorite japanese rock album(it's slowly becoming one of my favorite albums in general, actually),it beats every Boris album down easily.



                                                                                               
                                                                                       Japanese Acid

Παρασκευή, 17 Μαΐου 2013

Let My Hollowness Embrace You

Not in the mood for a thematic post today so i'm gonna do it plain and simple, in the music blogger's old school way.

Revelry is the second album of Norwegian doom rockers-well,at least that time-Beyond Dawn and it was released on 1998 by (long gone)Misanthropy Records of our dear and lovely Tiziana Stupia.


You will immediately notice that there's a strong resemblance in sound between Revelry and Swan's The Great Annihilator, though Revelry is much more, let's say, bad-mooded.



I consider Revelry to be a gloomy masterpiece, the ideal album to listen if you suffer from the loss of a(bad, yet necessary)relationship, a hangover(caused by your effort to forget by drinking) or if you are just fucking sick of EVERYTHING.Give it a shot.Cd rip.

                                                                                     I'm clean-trust me



Τρίτη, 7 Μαΐου 2013

Nereids


In ancient Greek mythology, Nereus was an aquatic deity of low importance(unlike Poseidon, the Olympian sea god).


He and his wife Doris,the daughter of Oceanus(all three seen above, in a picture taken at the reconstructed Pergamon Altar in Berlin) had 50 daughters known as the Nereids.


Nereids were seadwelling nymphs(note:nymphs in ancient greek mythology were mythical female spirits of the wilderness,representing the beauty and fertility of nature) often imagined as fish-tailed.The best known of them was Amphitrite,who became the wife of Poseidon,and Thetis who became the mother of Achilles, the great Trojan War hero.



The song about the Nereids above is a track taken from the third album of the greek band Daemonia Nymphe,a neofolk band who is known-mostly outside of Greece,though-for singing their songs in ancient greek(to be more specific,most of their lyrics are Orphic Hymns) and for using replicas of ancient greek music instruments.
Their homonymous third album(released in 2002) is the first to feature these replicas,enriching their sound and taking it to a whole new level.



Although i feel that the album that followed Daemonia Nymphe(Krataia Asterope,released in 2007) is a little bit better,i would strongly recommend this one as an introduction to this special band, one of the most substantial neofolk bands of our days.Album ripped from my personal collection(as most of the blog's stuff actually),enjoy.

                                                                                           Δαιμονία Νύμφη