Music Reviews

Artist: Erdenstern (@)
Title: Into the Red
Format: CDS (CD Single)
Rated: *****
Part two in the Erdenstern epos "Into the red" deal with music that’s inspired by fighting monsters, ambushes and wistfully think of your loved ones back home.
The idea breath role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons but also fantasy literature and films.

The music is fantasy music, if such a genre exists? Music that would fit a fantasy film one could say. Erdenstern mix classical and medieval-folkloristic elements on the level of contemporary soundtracks. The music is not done by a real orchestra but sometimes sounds like it.
Their musical approach is in the narrative tradition of many classical composers atmospheres and images are created and the listener is taken onto a fantastic and adventurous journey.

Erdenstern do their thing very convincing and it’s not strange a band like this emerge.

The band releases the CDs on their own and that’s not a bad thing but I would love seeing them on a label. Erdenstern release way to fast and the CDs are so filled with songs that one easily gets lost among the them. Maybe (probably) the idea behind the music is to play it in the background.

More of bands like Erdenstern on labels and less of Mortis rip offs would be a good thing for the fantasy inspired dark ambient scene!



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