Thursday, June 13, 2019

9T Antiope & Siavash Amini - Harmistice [Hallow Ground Promo]

Put on the circuit via the Switzerland-based imprint Hallow Ground on June 9th, 2k19 is "Harmistice", the new collaborational longplay effort by Iranian artists 9T Antiope and Siavash Amini which was created solely via online communications. The four tracker opens with "Blue As In Bleeding", a nine minutes cut evolving from pure sinewaves into a grinding maelstrom of electronic and industrial Noize with a well brutalist twist, later contrasted by tender vocals of 9T Antiope's singer Sara Bigdeli Shamloo which seems a little out of place in the context of this specific sonic environment which also goes for the follow up "Purple As In Pain" which tries to fuse chanson'esque ballad vibes with longing, isolationist drones, violins highly compressed drums and processed Spoken Words. Furthermore "Black As In Burst" opens on a well promising tip with Death Ambient atmospheres and an intense story of war told by a female protagonist, leading up to raw, brutal sawtooth bass outbursts able to shift and disturb tectonic plates, providing our only favorite track of the album, whereas "Silver As In Silence", despite musically intense and brooding, once again suffers from the conceptual vocal approach that not seems to be fully working with the harsh musical backing from our point of view. Buy for the excellent "Black As In Burst" only.


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