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REVIEW OF THE ALBUM “EDARI” BY THE BAND OMRADE

“Edari”is the debut album of a French duo-band .The album consists of eight tracks and the band has help from some guests musicians.The members of Område are Christophe Denhez as vocalist /guitarist and Jean – Philippe Ouamer as drummer ,bassist ,guitarist and electronics.The guests musicians are Guillaume Bideau (Ex- Scarve,Mnemic, One Way Mirror ) on vocals, Asphondel (Penumbra) on vocals, Leo Sors and Damien Legret on saxophones and Kriss Mandra on trumpets. The album is an experiment mix of dark ambient, electronica indus. , avant-garde, atmospheric, post -rock, with progressive and some jazz elements.

Let’s see track by track what offer to us this album.

1.Mótsögn:

The first track opens with atmospheric mystic sound.The vocals enter under the sad soud of trumpets in dark trip- hop way.The shadow of melancholy and sadness cover up the song and in the end the harsh scream transfer the hide range.

RUNNING TIME: 5.20

RATING : 9/10

2. Mann Forelder:

Begins with epic electro orchestration to enter the thumping drums with great choir.Aggressive growls comes into the track to turn in clean vocals full of despair.The musically background has many elements of many genres from epic black metal to phychedelic soundtrack sound.

RUNNING TIME:4.45

RATING : 9/10

3. Luxurious Agony:

The song roll on in mid-tempo with the vocals of Guillaume Bideau.The dark ambient music is obvious here.The whispers are so sad and haunting you.

RUNNING TIME:5.36

RATING : 9/10

4. Satellite And Narrow:

So here Asphodel with her superb voice gives a dynamic to this track.The music has trip-hop elements and many experiment sound with the weep of of saxophone and trumpet in one dramatic way.

RUNNING TIME:6.20

RATING : 9/10

5. Åben Dør:

One incredibly strong song with black metal elements , a mix of harsh vocals, screams, ambient dark electro sound.I think Område  are unique in their sound!

RUNNING TIME:4.49

RATING : 9/10

6. Friendly Herpes:

Post rock? Difficult to put label in any song of this band. Here we listen an orgy of weird guitar riffs,synths sound and phychedelic atmosphere.

RUNNING TIME:5.33

RATING : 9/10

7. Skam Parfyme:

Begins with moody melodic keys, the vocals are deep in a path of loneliness and sadness.The whole sound is another trip from doom to range.

RUNNING TIME:6.42

RATING : 9/10

8. Ottaa Sen :

The last track has a strong arrangement with electronic , ambient, aggressive moments.The vocals are in one exotic ceremony in a strange place which fill your fantasy with sound- images.

RUNNING TIME:6.23

RATING : 9/10

Finally the album “Edari” is in my opinion one of the best in this year.To listen this is not something easy but attempt your full attention.So firsts of all you must be an open mind (ear) person. Anyway musically the album is perfect and highly recommended . “Edari”  is available now on CD, digitally and Vinyl.My suggestion of course for this excellent album is the vinyl!

RATING : 9/10

Info:
Mixed and mastered by Edgar Chevalier
Artwork by Seldon Hunt

Released 2015-04-13

Info:
Mixed and mastered by Edgar Chevalier
Artwork by Seldon Hunt

Released 2015-04-13

Links:
omradetheband.wix.com
my kingdom music

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