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Artist: Marspiter
Title: Vigila
Format: CD
Label: Somnambulant Corpse recordings (@)
Rated: *****
Marspiter is pretty hard to classify, as it fluctuates in the wide imaginary gray area between ancient ritualistic droning dark-ambient and post-modern apocalyptic outerspace music. The distant reverberated gregorian chants, the timpanis and the roman iconography would make you think of the former, but the name of the project, their fascination with the enclosing planet of Mars, the pace, and the space odyssey evoking brass parts would make you go for the latter. Regardless of the choosen key of interpretation, Marspiter deliver a gloomy and sonic post-mortem scenario, a twilight zone of fear and peace, a path that leads from middle-age post battle atmospheres all the way to the surface of the red planet and visions of destruction. I am usually reviewing the music of a CD, rather than providing descriptive visuals, but this CD is so visionary and beautiful, in its warm and dark entirety and its last cold breath of life parting from the human soul to make space for death and emptiness, that I had to give you a piece of this.



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