Music Reviews

May 26 2009
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Artist: Cygnosic (@)
Title: A Deity In Pain
Format: CD
Label: BLC Productions (@)
Distributor: Masterpiece Distribution
Rated: *****
This provocative record by the young Greek (from Old Athens) producer Georg aka Cygnosic (an acronym maybe referring to the famous neutrinos' storm related to the disappearing of Cygnus X-1, a supernova supposedly turned into a black hole discovered in 1964 and responsible for the mentioned storm which hit even Planet Earth in 1981, grabbing the interest by a lot of scientists' symposiums, according to which it was the first astronomical object widely accepted to be a source of massive X-rays, useful to explain and study the phenomenon of black holes) could be the musical answers to the Kitamori's dilemma according the double divine personality (a piece of good news for psycho pills' factories!), as Georg chooses this religious references picturing a sort of portrait of an angry and unmerciful divinity to enwrap his well-crafted and catchy music, constantly oscillating between EBM, techno and music for movies (an attitude featuring Georg's music confirmed by his recent collaboration with the emerging and promising Greek film-maker Fokion Bogris for the soundtrack of a movie entitled Catharsis... ). His distorted use of voice could be associated to this painful god's complaints about human race (it could be fitted to Kitamori's quoting stating that "when the pain of man becomes the symbol of the pain of God and unites with the pain of God, man's pain is in turn healed. What heals our wounds is the love rooted in the pain of God"... hope I don't look too intellectually snobbish to our beloved readers!), its rhythmical electromechanical patterns seem to initiate to ritual dances for forgiveness and for the praise of this dreadful deity which lose its patience. There're some references to the funny fake believing of Discordianism, when Georg identify one of the sign (and reaction... ) of divine pain in the aim of spreading chaos in the first powerful track, in references to the moon eclipse in the second one entitled Luna Obscura (a well-done "chaotic" remix ends up this cheeky tracklist for people which usually enjoy dancing on this kind of hard rhythms in darkish dancefloors), in the geometrical basslines and catastrophic sequences of Zero Tolerance (the structure of the track reminds to us Juno Reactor's "Bible of Dreams" as well as some pieces of Klinik's repertoire... it's not so difficult to fix into memory the lyrics of this song... just repeat the title continuously!). Some slices of terrifying dialogues and malevolent sneers in the filmic You Stink Of Fear, a sort of interlude evoking the awakening of this deity in pain (don't be afraid!), and an adamantine EBM hurdy-gurdy with a reversed sample of breaking chains in Throw Away My Dust anticipate one of my favorite tracks, Neva55 '“ we sincerely ignore the reason why Georg tribute this track to an old Russian radio!!!-, an highly-danceable track well seasoned with samples of distorted typewriting and anti-aircraft alarms which will surely shake your bodies... This deity looks really disappointed in the soteriological One O Two, a really suggestive track which should not to be heard by people affected with persecution manias! As Far As We Can Go with his catchy gripping could be alternatively entitled As Far As You Can Dance, while a distorted horn and metallic bumpy rifle-shots enrich the nice techno movement of In The Lag Of Time! There are some bodies of evidence confirming the theory according to which some Greek composers looks to be devoted to seraphic choruses, inserted everywhere in this album... it should arguably be a sort of trademark of music coming from Greece '“ a sort of devotional tribute to the Hellenic respectable descendents?!?!? -! We're not sure that this record could lenify this deity's wound, but we're almost sure about the fact the this deity in pain is going to get possession of your body!!! Are you ready to get into the terrible will of a deity in pain, men?!?!?

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