Ryu ~ The Castration
Год издания: 2007
Ярлыки: Experimental / Dark Ambient
Количество дисков: 1
Количество композиций: 6
Добавлено: 23 сентября 2007 года
Ryu - The Castration - обложка
In some areas, "thirteen" is known as a dark mystic number, and the same amount of works were released on the dark net-label "Darkwinter", until the new release from the Japanese master-of-sound-horror came out. Unfortunatelly, the label's owner Nathan Larson, who's previously was involved in the issuing process of such cult musicians as Vir Unis, Steve Roach and Alio Die, doesn't like to spread the issuing date of his presented albums, supposing probably this music is out of time and human being, and only from the MP3 tags we could conclude only one year passed between "The Depressed" release from Ryu, and that work which is issued this year, in 2007. That's true - MP3 format holds this music, and not the plastic bag for CD. It seems nowadays many musicians are ready to skip the monster label services, presenting their works on the free virtual platforms, but that doesn't mean the quality of their works stinks.
For me, even titles of mr.Ryu's works seem descriptive enough and do not require additional presentation. "Depressed" album collected records of human fears at the initial level. Now, "The Castration" should bring up even more cynical and painful feelings, however it will be a surprise for the listener, that only one composition on the album is written following the previous dynamic rules. It is "Marxisto et Incestr", a thick chaos of the highly transformed mechanical sounds and noises, which will let your mind squeeze like under psychotronic attack. Most part of the album is very calm and not destroying, and it reminds the big dark emptyness, where rumpling the consciousness, only minimal stuff for imagination has been left.
For those who are lost in this cut abstractionism, the introduction of even more voice messages could help. One of them somewhere at the beginning is a scream, "Mr.Capitalism, please castrate me!" and this is probably why the album is called so. Other voices sound like they would be recorded hundred years ago, then found and played after ecological catastrophe. If this stuff would not be included, I would seriously think that Ryu's music is castrating itself. But this lets me think there is something behind which probably flyes out of my knowledge.
Additionally, it seems eastern flutes, tablas and possibly other natively percussed instruments are actively used now, exploring the "live" side of the dead music, which is quite interesting. I would specially mention the "Mujyun (Contradiction)" track, which stands separately from the whole album, but which seems for me the most successful work from Ryu so far, which could present his own genre and style in the future. Not a secret a lot of inspiration for this composer comes from the cold, but not empty Siberia lands, and freezing melancholic eastern culture in the dark ambience becomes a very attractive sound.
Download link: http://www.darkwinter.com/dw034.html