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Artist: Jarl | Envenomist
Title: Tunguska Event
Format: CD
Label: Zoharum (@)
Rated: *****
This album is a collaboration between Erik Jarl and Envenomist trying to reenact the Tunguska event 'a large explosion which occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River ['¦]. It flattened 2,000 km2 of the forest ['¦] The mystery is still unsolved'. To recreate this phenomenon they use drones, noises and field recording underlying the narrative aspect of this musical form, dark ambient, as boring in his abused form as enchanting in his well constructed form.
The first track, 'Tunguska Event Part I', is an amazing juxtaposition of drones and noises able to evoke the unexplainable situation that inspired this release. As this release continues, 'Tunguska Event Part II' features the noises of the emergency personnel that has to manage this events. 'Tunguska Event Part III' sounds like the perplexity of someone that has to rationalize all the situation. 'Tunguska Event Part IV' as the pain of the victims and 'Tunguska Event Part V' as the question that has to be resolved.
This is an album that is completely focused in the cinematic property of sound and structure and, in the language closes to the canon of the genre, is something that could be enjoyed perhaps even by a casual listener curious enough not to be afraid by strange sounds. Recommended.



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