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Aquí se publicara la música que creo sea necesaria para el crecimiento personal. Mis gustos personales serán compartidos.

lunes, 29 de abril de 2013

Officium Triste - Mors Viri 2013



Siempre es bueno y reconfortante escuchar discos nuevos de banda que uno respeta y reconoce como partes de la singularidad. Hoy es Officium Triste quien con nuevo álbum refresca la escena Death/Doom. Aquel split del año pasado fue un cálido bálsamo, pero provocó lo obvio; un ardiente deseo de más. Las expectativas eran grandes, pero aquello con que me encontré colmo mis deseos más internos de aquello que yo posiciono en el selecto grupo de lo no brumoso.
Officium Triste hace largos años que ya está en un lugar principal. Son necesarios y elementales a la escena. Este nuevo álbum llegó a asegurar aquel lugar ya ganado.

El disco se compone de 8 canciones las que en poco más de 47 minutos construyen el ambiente dicotómico por excelencia. Luminosidad y penumbra. Alegría y tristeza. Odio y amor. Sensaciones sublimes y eternas que nos acompañan al transcurrir nuestros días.

Es bueno no olvidar que en nuestro interior tenemos la esencia de lo dicotómico: lo eterno y lo finito. Espero que la vida se congracie con todos nosotros los distintos; que la naturaleza mágica y misteriosa nos guíe con sabiduría y nos haga elegir lo mejor para cada uno. En esa honorable ruta voy en la actualidad…

Desde el momento en que pude hacerme de una copia del disco ha pasado a ser mi leal compañero en mis viajes por la urbe, no me siento solo, en la vida voy muy bien acompañado…

Amigos de la vida, lo nuevo de Officium Triste, Mors Viri. Disfruten el disco y disfruten la vida.







Tracklist:


1. Your Fall from Grace   07:15
2. Burning All Boats and Bridges   06:03
3. Your Heaven, My Underworld   05:36
4. Interludium   01:37
5. To the Gallows   06:58
6. The Wounded and the Dying   06:35
7. One with the Sea (Part II)   03:23
8. Like Atlas   10:08








viernes, 26 de abril de 2013

Until My Funerals Began - Sueño I 2013



A veces me veo en la cima de una montaña altísima desde donde puedo ver el planeta perfectamente. Todo es tan diminuto que pienso que soy un gigante. Miro hacia el cielo y el movimiento de los astros en la negrura eterna me conmueve; extiendo mi mano y puedo sentir la energía que irradia el sol, experimento la soledad de lo vasto y no puedo más que querer volar.

Cierro los ojos mientras inspiro en una calma anacrónica, cuando abro los ojos estoy en otro lado. En el centro de todo, todos los elementos del universo me rodean. Presente, pasado y futuro se conjugan y la vida del cosmos se percibe pequeña y lineal. Yo estoy por sobre aquella eterna y efímera forma. El conocimiento se reduce a un segundo y la vida es un ruido distante que cambia a cada segundo y que ejemplifica el movimiento como un mero caos. Rodeado por todo descubro el secreto máximo de la existencia. La esencia de la esencialidad. La vida de la vida se me aparece como un templo de piedra…Yo, ensimismado y taciturno, en el púlpito del templo, dirijo la ceremonia a una audiencia de seres encapuchados extra materiales; absortos por mis palabras, meciéndose al ritmo de una música enigmática pero que sin embargo me es familiar. Los conmino a hacer lo que hay que hacer. Sereno y calmado elevo mis brazos al cielo, apuntando al techo del templo, en donde, flotando en el espacio, a una distancia sideral, se puede ver un ser pútrido, morboso, y maligno y con reminiscencias a algo tentacular; es la Deidad del culto.

Cierro mis ojos, estremecido por la visión. La música es ahora atronadora; se confunde con el movimiento de la Deidad en el espacio mudo y con el constante movimiento de los fanáticos. Hablo en un idioma desconocido y todo se desvanece. La música que era conocida es lo único que se mantiene. Siento como si mi cuerpo se hubiera esfumado y solamente mi mente estuviera.

Algo me remece, abro los ojos y estoy recostado sobre algo frío y húmedo. La música sigue sonando. Me pongo de pie y veo que la gente corre desesperada chocando entre sí, arrebatados por un horror cósmico. Retiro mis audífonos de mis oídos y escucho los gritos dementes y los llantos del terror. La agonía de la vida se observa en los rostros fatales. Un sonido gutural proveniente del cielo me desasosiega. Similar al sonido del movimiento de los astros. Levanto mi cabeza y observo el cielo. ¡¡No lo puedo creer!! ¡¡Cómo es posible semejante demencia e insanidad!! Retorciéndose en el espacio, ahí, enorme y morboso, emitiendo un demoníaco y diabólico sonido, la Deidad tentacular de mis sueños se acerca y todo suena a caos y a finitud.

Lo observo pero sintiendo una suerte de complicidad espiritual y trascendente. Lo miro con calma y una mueca de satisfacción aparece en mi rostro. Él, devuelve el gesto abriendo centenares de ojos en su inmenso cuerpo y moviendo sus tentáculos como queriendo decirme algo. Vuelvo a colocarme mis audífonos…la misma música de la ceremonia suena…la recuerdo de días pasados y de días venideros. Es Until My Funerals Began, una banda ucraniana de Funeral Doom.

Vuelvo a mirar al cielo y ahora la sensación es más fuerte. Me siento seguro y a salvo pues no vienen por mí. Hoy la vida se acaba pero la eternidad comienza.



Until My Funerals Began – “Cemeteries Flowers”   2008







Tracklist:


1. Sadness Come   10:46
2. Beautiful Pain   15:04
3. Poem for Dead   10:33
4. Cemeteries Flowers   08:52








Until My Funerals Began – “Behind the Window”   2011







Tracklist:


1. Behind the Window   12:20
2. Snowflakes   16:35
3. Questions   11:48
4. Funeral Waltz   12:03
5. To the Sun   11:50








domingo, 21 de abril de 2013

Mournful Congregation - Interview 2013



Buscando concretar aquello que más deseo me lanzo con fuerza enfrentando aquello que estoy seguro me hará más sabio y con certeza trascender. Es por eso, que aunque a veces carente de tiempo, sigo haciendo eso que me anima e impulsa a luchar. En la actualidad ese “algo” es mucho más amplio y definido…

Las entrevistas y mi blog son algo absolutamente honroso. Me originan un orgullo tan grande que cada suceso sobresaliente, considerado simplemente por mí, que ocurre en mi blog hace que muy internamente sienta la circularidad, vea la brillante luminosidad y que la inmortalidad se sienta en el alma. Una entrevista es aquello que hoy me hace sentir más completo. La sabiduría sí puede ser alcanzada.

Eran muchas las peguntas que quería fueran respondidas por Mournful Congragation; me sentí así desde la primera entrevista que les hice (en esa oportunidad quien me atendió fue el baterista, Adrian Bickle); hoy mis dudas fueron respondidas por el vocalista y principal compositor, Damon Good. Él, muy ameno y atento, aclaró y respondió aquellas interrogantes que me aquejaban. Para ser sincero tras aquella primera entrevista mis interrogantes se incrementaron; Adrian tenía las mejores intenciones pero algo confabuló para que sus respuestas no fueran del todo contundentes; él no era ni un miembro fundante de la banda ni tampoco el compositor, así que todas las preguntas que buscaban develar mis dudas relacionadas con esos asuntos por más que trató de responderlas simplemente quedé con una insatisfacción del conocimiento. No desmerezco ni menosprecio el aporte de Adrian, su trabajo fue valiosísimo y lo respeto y aprecio, pero yo, nada nuevo, quería algo más… Hoy, tras este nuevo esfuerzo personal puedo decir con mucha honra y seguridad que el círculo se ha hecho más perfecto…

Amigos del mundo, Damon Good desvela aún más a Mournful Congregation. Disfruten la entrevista y hasta siempre.





 
Felipe: Its a real pleasure this opportunity to do an interview with you. I must say, I am a huge fan of the band.
Damon: Thanks for the opportunity and support. Much appreciated.


Felipe: The lyrical themes of Mournful Congregation have been since the beginning in your hands: what kind of things in life provides the influence to your vision of the world and make you write those kind of lyrics and music so sorrowful.
Damon: It really is not a state of sorrow itself that has had such influence on the sorrowful sound and style. In a musical sense it has always intrigued me how music can actually evoke feelings in general to begin with and especially evoke sorrowful feelings. Why do simple sound vibrations have such an effect??? So it has been a quest to try to harness this in the most impactful way. Lyrically I try to write words that have a similar impact that the music has - that sense of expansion and questioning wonder. For the depressive side of the lyrics, it is sort of romanticising sorrow in a poetic way more than anything. Not glorifying it, but painting a scene that captures such moods. And for the more esoteric, occult and spiritual lyrics, it is directly a result of my reading and questioning wonder throughout the years that gives me this inspiration. And if it appeals to me, I figure it must appeal to others who have the same questions and enquiries into such things, and who can thus appreciate the way we approach such things musically and lyrically.


Felipe: This is something that I wanted to ask you: How was, watching retrospect, the beginnings of the band? What kind of bands influences you to seek and play that extreme kind of music and what kind of thoughts emerges of you about this almost 20 years of making music with Mournful Congregation.
Damon: The bands that influenced us early on were the bands that I felt harnessed exactly what I explained in the last questionwith the frequencies they concocted through their music, they had some sort of impact on the emotions. I would say this was Candlemass, Anathema, Disembowelment, Cathedral, Thergothon etc. All their early works anyway. That inspired the general philosophy and sound of the band, but all the Heavy Metal, Thrash, Death and Black Metal that we were listening to up until then surely had influence on our actual musicianship. The bands that influence me now and through the years have broadened for sure, but still have the same essence that I sought back then I think. I don't care what style it is, if it has the ability to move me somehow, it will influence me. But I will still filter that influence through the traditional Mournful vessel.
There is definitely a nostalgia looking back at the early formation. We really wrote a lot of material back then in a short period of time. And it was just the two of us (myself and Ben Petch) going down this path of Doom and relishing the creative process. I still gain inspiration from those early days.


Felipe: What kind of personal comment can you say about each of your LPs? Because I guess in everyone of those process of creation must be evident differences: a different sense, the disponibility, some personal problems, problems of members and the difficulty to keep a regular line-up, the comercial busyness of music and the distancing of your families; In other look the happiness of do what makes you happy: recording albums, travel and meet new countries and new people, to perpetuated through time and the possibility of show something that people respect and values.
Damon: It would be hard to give you a run-down of everything that surrounded each album, personally speaking.....We like to keep the personal side minimal, and almost insignificant compared to the creation of the music. The music is macrocosmic, and our personalities are microcosmic in the grand scheme of things. I think the biggest asset for us through the years has been our patience. Nothing has happened quickly, and it generally remains that way! But we persevere for the good of greater DOOM!
I guess I could add that the first few albums were more of a lonesome style of working, where we did not necessarily rehearse frequently as a full band. Whereas onThe Book of Kings, we rehearsed as a four-piece band regularly and did more work crafting the songs together as a unit. Because we had started bringing the old songs to life on stage as a live band, some of that new live inspiration must have definitely filtered into the new album.


Felipe: How you have seen the reaction of the fans and the press about the The Book of Kings album? When you have played the new songs in festivals and when you read comments of the medias, whom have been the strongest generalities?
Damon: Reviews seem to be fairly positive. Some people seem to have trouble with our 33 minute song. I don't know why. This is something I've wanted to hear for a long time. I would suggest it's influenced by the layout of classical pieces that keep moving and developing throughout the piece. And it is not unusual for Doom fans anyway. “The Waterless Streams” is one song from the new album we have played live multiple times, and it seems to really push people into the place we want them....the place where time stands still, there is no respite, and you must repent or die!!!


Felipe: I must say that this new album have become a warm balsam to my fascination for Doom Metal. How was the process of creation and the influences to made it up? This is much a personal doubt, how is the work to build songs so extense and, at the same time, to not sound repetitive between song and song and even with itself? All of your songs with more of twelve minutes it turns to me unique and shivery.
Damon: The process did take a long time...I was working on the songThe Book of Kingsfor many years in fact. We rehearsed the album for a good solid year before recording. Then it took 8 months to arrive at the final master of the album. So as usual, the process was slow. I think such lengths of time work on our side though, as it allows us to create the varied music contained within the album. Every song really does have its own identity. It's hard to site specific influences on this album, although I think the lyrics toThe Book of Kingscould be sited as influenced by some of what David Icke's research suggests. We have written shorter songs in the past, but for this album, this format seemed perfect to convey that which we wanted to convey.


Felipe: Do you highlight any band in metal scene? Do you listen any band in the moment? Could you recommend us something? With what band that you like or respect have the chance to play?
Damon: I am currently listening to Dark ThroneThe Underground Resistancewhich I think is their best work since the early 90's. But anyway, we've played with some pretty awesome bands already, like Mourning Beloveth, Longing For Dawn, Ataraxie, Funeral Moth, Oracle of the Void, Aldebaran, Anhedonist, Velnius....and in a few weeks we will play here in our home city of Adelaide with Portal, Inverloch, Intellect Devourer and Innsmouth. I would highlight and recommend all of these bands.


Felipe: There more than a year of your last Lp ¿what is your activity in relation with the band? Are you making any new work; are you involve with any parallel project, what we could expect in the near future?
Damon: Since the last album, I have been intensively writing new material, which we are slowly formulating into our next release. We will tour Europe in April, and then get to work on the new stuff. We have been also busy in the past year preparing a lot of re-releases and vinyl editions through Osmose, 20 Buck Spin and Ordo MCM records. We aim to start recording something new by the end of 2013. But are unsure as to what that will be yet.....


Felipe: Thanks alot for your time, it has been a very constructive experience. This space is for a goodbye or a personal thought. Thanks again and lives a good life.
Damon: Thanks for the interview. A personal thought? Hmmm,
"It is the highest form that contains the complete explanation of the lowest, never the reverse". That is a quote which I have recently enjoyed. Good bye.