Echoes From Transcendence Evening

24 January 2010
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Review

And so, we inaugurated another Special Evening, held in an elegant club, among hundreds of fans, who willingly came to see at work, two salient bands of our quality underground. The mix of styles brought to The Silver Church, a very different public, an important part interested only in DORDEDUH’s performance and another who left right after THY VEILS finished their musical “discourse”.

 We had cold feet concerning this evening, mostly because we had decided to organize this Special Evening Sunday, instead of Saturday or Friday. The decision was taken during late August and the official announcement was made during ETHEREAL AMBIENT EVENING, in Brasov on the 12th of September 2009.

Subsequently, things were sort of highballed, since the overnight appearance of another 2 gigs during the very same weekend, one of them set on the exact evening as ECHOES FROM TRANSCENDENCE.  Therefore, two days before the show, we became worried that the location we had picked up was going to turn out too spacious for the event. The result was beyond expectation, bearing in mind the conditions presented above, and everything went according to plan. The access was allowed starting with 18.30 and until 19.30 the AGALLOCH DVD was presented on the screens. No more than 100 persons were present at that time.

Shortly after the officially announced hour, Daniel Dorobantu and his crew got up on stage, being backed up by an eerie light show perfectly intertwined with the ambient music they were about to perform for everybody’s ears.

 THY VEILS performed in front of about 250 persons and did a great job, at least for those who were willing to digest this sort of sonorities. Having as background two different multidimensional projections, their music made up of keyboards, a trumpet, flute, guitars, drums and feminine vocals, overflowed with incredible expressivity and dark atmosphere. Still, it looked as if they lacked something in the dynamics department, as most of the crowed, having difficulties with getting into this ethereal phonic aura, favored doing something other than watching in silence. This carelessness, managed to perturb the needed resonance without which THY VEILS can seem a tediously unvaried, almost boring band.  I am certain that this “weird”, “rhythm less” “maybe some other time” dark ambient show was mostly appreciated by connoisseurs of the genre.

 The key moment of the performance was when two of the DORDEDUH members joined THY VEILS on stage to perform alongside, on two of our traditional instruments (the cymbal and the alphorn).

 After a 20 minute break, the ex-Negura Bunget band members accompanied by their guests went on stage. The curiosity of the now 350 persons present was outstretched to the maximum, as all wanted to now what kind of music DORDEDUH was playing now, weather they had any connection with the past whatsoever, if they were capable of creating something different, if, if, if….

 Their show was towering, full of charm and atmosphere, but at the same time aggressive and heavy (here and there). It’s quite obvious that DORDEDUH must be regarded as a new band that doesn’t have anything to do with NEGURA BUNGET anymore. Even if Hupogrammos keeps saying that his recent work is only the continuation of what he did with NEGURA BUNGET, I think there’s a semantics problem involved here, which should not be linked at any cost with the band names. The new tracks he started working on with his other new Nonmetal project, I dare say, will also be a continuation…

Even if they admirably played the well known Negura Bunget tracks, the genuine elements were visible within the acoustic versions of songs like “Măiestrit”, which were really amazing – one can say, even breathtaking. The public had a great reaction even to the songs played featuring NEGURA BUNGET on “Hora Soarelui” and “Cunoaştere Tacuta”.

For a debut band the concert was flawless and one of the kind. On the other hand I take their moving towards the experimental side to be a bold one, as in Romania there is not so much appreciation for avant-garde music, most classic metal heads regarding it as boring. But this innovative and fresh new direction got to me, right after I have listened to “Măestrit”. The event hosted in The Silver Church on the date of 24th of January got many positive reviews, a fact that allowed us to look less pessimistically towards the future. I hope to see most of you at ELITE DARK METAL EVENING as well!

P.S.

I’d like to say a few words about NEGURA BUNGET here as well because Friday I have been invited to audition their latest album and to see them live. Well, after doing that, I can state that we’re talking about a new line of approach with them too, a line that has broken from the past, implementing lots of atmospheric, acoustic and traditional passages and leaving Metal somewhere in the background. An interesting track was left dwelling on my mind after the performance,“Dacia Hiperboreana”, a song who kept reminding me of old IN THE WOODS (atmosphere-wise).

I’m allowing myself to make a few assessments about the concept and musical orientation of this two bands, of whom, even if one doesn’t want to talk about, they still manage to come up to mind. That’s why it’s best to put the cards on the table and look to the future, for every one’s sake. The new NEGURA BUNGET has been characterized in terms of being Spiritual or Pagan and I think this is the way to go for them from now on. It seemed to me (I have only listened to the album once) that the musical drivers are the drums and the keyboards. The traditional musical instruments which bring this folk flavor to the entire mixture were inserted, I think, to spice up the music. DORDEDUH, on the other hand, reveals itself in a more Transcendental and Experimental manner. Their approach, founded on expressivity and furious guitar work, transforms the whole concept of classic Black Metal into a sound who will probably enclose a lot of Post Rock (think of still prolonged guitar passages, perfect trance-like accords), and finally will take the sound further, into a new realm, a psychedelic and hard to digest one for followers of rhythm and atmosphere.

It is, if you prefer, a re-orientation of the two half who made up Negura Bunget in the past, one towards melody and folkloric influences (in the vein of Pagan/Viking culture who has now submersed the entire Europe, but in a more refined and traditional manner), the other towards an oppressive and hermit-like Black Metal, much more complex, incorporating lots of elements and different styles together, so unlike what the usual Metal consumer is used to. The listener will have his say in this battle – whether he will choose to discover something new about the old Black Metal genre or not. 

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    Echoes From Transcendence Evening - Intro

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    Echoes From Transcendence Evening - Dordeduh - Part 1

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    Echoes From Transcendence Evening - Dordeduh - Part 3

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    Echoes From Transcendence Evening - Thy Veils - Part 1

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    Echoes From Transcendence Evening - Thy Veils - Part 2

Communique

A mai ramas o zi pana la ECHOES FROM TRANSCENDENCE EVENING!

DORDEDUH si THY VEILS au ajuns in aceasta seara in Bucuresti, dupa un drum deloc comfortabil, de cca 10 ore, inceput dimineata la Timisoara.

Daniel Dorobantu a adus cu el cateva CD-uri din ultimul album THY VEILS, realizat in aceasta luna dar si un numar limitat din celalalt proiect muzical cu care s-a facut cunoscut in scena Soundscape Ambient.

Din nefericire, DORDEDUH nu va putea sa ne ofere spre vanzare maine prima aparitie discografica (EP_ul format din 2 piese interpretate intr-o forma distincta fata de cele ce vor fi incluse pe CD-ul de debut), deoarece lucrurile au fost intarziate mult prea mult, astfel ca doar in martie ne vom bucura de prima auditie de studio.

Pentru cei ce ar fi dorit sa asculte DORDEDUH inainte de concert, surpriza va fi mare, deoarece trupa ne va prezenta un Black Metal impozant, cu parti superagresive, atat ca dinamica cat si ca voci, dar si pasaje incarcate cu elemente experimentale, percutii multiple, instrumente traditionale diverse… O continuare a ceea ce au facut cei doi in NEGURA BUNGET, insa acum intr-o forma mult mai matura, elaborata si plina de inspiratie! Daca v-a placut “Maiestrit/Maistru Sfetnic”, atunci serata de maine va fi exact pe profilul vostru! Dar nu uitati, DORDEDUH abordeaza un Black Metal in cea mai tehnica si transcedentala forma pe care ati putut-o vedea vreodata in Romania! Tinand cont ca DORDEDUH in varianta live inseamna mai mult de Hupogrammos si Sol Faur, sa va asteptati la o componenta de zile mari, cu invitati internationali care ne vor convinge ca avem oportunitatea de a vedea o trupa europeana, nu doar una autohtona!

De mentionat ca vor exista la vanzare primele tricouri DORDEDUH, dar intr-un numar restrans, doar pentru fanii ce vor dori sa le arate trupetilor sustinerea lor!

Organizatorii Kogaionon si DonisArt va pregatesc o noua Seara Speciala, intr-o locatie selecta, cu atmosfera relaxanta si comfortabila, cu o sonorizare corecta si cu un joc de lumini mulat pe profilul conceptual al trupelor. Mai mult, ambele trupe vin cu proprii ingineri de sunet si luministi (unii chiar din Germania), pentru ca isi doresc ca aceste aspecte sa nu fie trecute pe plan secundar! Dimensiunea Visual are si ea rolul ei, astfel incat, in final, serata de maine sa le arate tuturor ca evenimentul in sine nu este un simplu concert… E ALTCEVA!

Programul pentru ceea ce se va intampla maine in clubul bucurestean The Silver Church (Calea Plevnei, Nr.61) este urmatorul:

18.30: Opendoor

18.30-19.15: Vizionare DVD AGALLOCH

19.30-20.30: THYVEILS

20.45-22.15: DORDEDUH

22.30: Discutii libere cu muzicienii…

Va reamintim ca puteti citi ultimele detalii cu si despre trupele participante aici:

THY VEILS

http://www.kogaionon.com/romana/arhive_romana/arhive_interviuri_romana/t...

DORDEDUH

http://www.kogaionon.com/romana/arhive_romana/arhive_interviuri_romana/d...

Accesul in locatie va fi permis cu orice tip de aparat foto sau de filmat dar fara suport sau trepied.

Nu exista rezervari de mese sau scaune iar cele doua "alveole" existente pe lateralele locatiei vor fi alocate trupelor si organizatorilor, fara acces la public.

Blackhawk Security este firma de paza si protectie care va asigura buna desfasurare a evenimentului.

Pretul unui bilet este de 40 lei si se poate achizitiona de la magazinele Diverta, www.ticketpoint.ro, Titus (Bestial Bucuresti) dar si in seara evenimentului, de la intrare. Tot aici veti putea achizitiona bilete si pentru AGALLOCH si ALCEST.

Va asteptam!

Echipa Kogaionon & DonisArt

www.dordeduh.com

www.thyveils.com

…underground will never die!

DORDEDUH si THY VEILS sunt pregatiti pentru a urca pe scena bucuresteana!

Evenimentul Echoes From Transcendence Evening, ce va avea loc duminica, 24 ianuarie, in clubul bucurestean The Silver Church, Calea Plevnei Nr.61, prezinta urmatorul program aproximativ:

17.00-17.30: Conferinta de presa THY VEILS (doar pentru persoanele acreditate)

17.30-18.00: Conferinta de presa DORDEDUH (doar pentru persoanele acreditate)

18.30: Opendoor

18.30-19.15: Vizionare DVD AGALLOCH

19.30-20.30: THYVEILS

20.45-22.15: DORDEDUH

22.30: Discutii libere cu muzicienii…

Va reamintim ca puteti citi ultimele detalii cu si despre trupele participante aici:

THY VEILS

http://www.kogaionon.com/romana/arhive_romana/arhive_interviuri_romana/t...

DORDEDUH

http://www.kogaionon.com/romana/arhive_romana/arhive_interviuri_romana/d...

Accesul in locatie va fi permis cu orice tip de aparat foto sau de filmat dar fara suport sau trepied.

Nu exista rezervari de mese sau scaune iar cele doua "alveole" existente pe lateralele locatiei vor fi alocate trupelor si organizatorilor, fara acces la public.

Blackhawk Security este firma de paza si protectie care va asigura buna desfasurare a evenimentului.

Pretul unui bilet este de 40 lei si se poate achizitiona de la magazinele Diverta, www.ticketpoint.ro, Titus (Bestial Bucuresti) dar si in seara evenimentului, de la intrare. Tot aici veti putea achizitiona bilete si la urmatoarele Seri Speciale, cele cu AGALLOCH si ALCEST.

Va asteptam!

Echipa Kogaionon & DonisArt

Comunicat 07.01.2010

Pe data de 24 ianuarie, in selecta locatie The Silver Church Club, Calea Plevnei Nr.61, organizatorii Kogaionon & DonisArt prezinta, in premiera, o Seara Speciala dedicata elitei muzicale underground autohtone!

Prima alegere se numeste THY VEILS iar Daniel Dorobantu, mentorul acestui concept, a decis ca pentru aceasta seara sa aduca sub lumina reflectoarelor si pe cativa din colaboratorii cu care a realizat ultimul album. Este vorba de “Mountain and Cloud”, un CD ce a aparut oficial chiar astazi si despre care puteti afla toate detaliile, inclusiv audio, pe http://thyveils.bandcamp.com. Este un material conceptual, ce insumeaza 4 piese, cca o ora, care dezvolta o aura Landscape Music remarcabila! Puteti asculta, in cel mai inspirat si inedit mod, o combinatie stranie de keyboards cu chitara, trompeta, instrumente de percutie indiene, didgeridoo si chiar voci feminine!

Sunetul THY VEILS dezvolta o dimensiune misterioasa, greu de patruns sau perceput la o ascultare superficiala insa perfecta pentru meditatie sau evadare din cotidian! Efectul minimalist al unor instrumente sau sample-uri pune in valoare si mai mult armonia acestui concept muzical care se bazeaza in egala masura si pe latura vizuala, Daniel fiind un artist incontestabil ce stie sa manipuleze imaginea in cea mai abstracta si, poate, retorica forma! THY VEILS este primul proiect Dark Ambient infiintat in Romania, in urma cu 15 ani, iar cel de-al 5-lea album dovedeste o maturitate rarisima pentru intreaga noastra scena Dark Ambient. Este un material ce se adreseaza in principal fanilor trupelor promovate de Cold Meat Industry, Rage in Eden, Cyclic Law, Eibon, dar si tuturor celor ce accepta impletirea de muzica si imagine ca pe o reala si introvertita provocare…

DORDEDUH este o trupa infiintata de Hupogrammos si Sol Faur in urma despartirii de NEGURA BUNGET, in vara anului trecut. Este prima oportunitate pentru fanii Black Metal autohton sa vada la lucru acest nou grup timisorean, intr-o formula extinsa cu invitati diversi. A existat si inca exista o intreaga dezbatere despre existenta sau inexistenta unei continuitati conceptuale intre muzica DORDEDUH si NEGURA BUNGET.

Pana acum nimeni nu a avut ocazia sa afle care este adevarul…

Organizatorii au hotarat impreuna cu muzicienii sa arate, in premiera, tuturor fanilor de sonoritati Metal, care este adevarata identitate DORDEDUH!

Desi trupa este la inceput de drum, casa de discuri germana Prophecy Productions le-a oferit deja un contract, albumul de debut urmand sa apara in acest an. Mai mult, in foarte scurt putin timp va aparea si un EP, format din doua piese distincte, ce vor contura barierele stilistice intre care penduleaza muzica celor doi timisoreni.

DORDEDUH doreste sa arate tuturor ca, in ciuda existentei unei scene Black Metal abundente, unde cantitatea este mai importanta decat calitatea, se poate compune si interpreta intr-un mod elegant, profesionist si sincer muzica in care crede! Va fi un spectacol de imagine si muzica pe durata a 90 de minute, intr-o maniera mai putin intalnita pentru astfel de sonoritati, atat in Romania cat si in Europa!

Asadar, DORDEDUH va aparea pentru prima data pe scena in seara de 24 ianuarie iar posibila sinergie cu THY VEILS o veti putea descoperi doar atunci, fiind, probabil si unica!

Pentru o initiere in universul ECHOES FROM TRANSCENDENCE EVENING, cei interesati pot sa citeasca un interviu cu THY VEILS realizat in urma cu mai bine de 10 ani, ce trateaza insa teme la fel de actuale cu ale noastre vremuri… Aici se va gasi si posibila explicatie pentru Seara Speciala ce sta sa vina… http://www.kogaionon.com/romana/revista_kogaionon_full/no_05/revista_kog...

Ultimele noutati despre trupe vor veni curand, prin postarea a doua interviuri realizate in aceasta luna!

Vor mai exista in 2010 si alte Seri Speciale in afara celor anuntate? Raspunsul pe 24 ianuarie, in The Silver Church!

Accesul in sala va fi permis la ora 18.30, unde se va putea urmari cca o ora din spectaculosul DVD AGALLOCH, aparut acum cateva saptamani, o raritate dar si o piesa de colectie pentru toti fanii Dark Metal ! In jurul orei 19.30 prima trupa va urca pe scena, cea de-a doua urmand sa-si termine reprezentatia dupa ora 22.00. Pretul unui bilet este de 40 lei si se va putea cumpara din Reteaua Diverta, www.ticketpoint.ro, sau la intrare, in seara evenimentului.

Va asteptam!

DORDEDUH semnifica trupa ce a rezultat in urma plecarii lui Hupogrammos si a lui Sol Faur din NEGURA BUNGET. Cei doi muzicieni au decis sa-si continue activitatea sub aceasta denumire, duetul avand parte, atat in studio cat si pe scena, de ajutorul unor muzicieni profesionisti, cu care vor termina de inregistrat curand primul material. In componenta lor se afla in acest moment: Sergio Ponti la tobe si percutii (tobar de studio si profesor de tobe, cunoscut pentru aparitia in show-ul de reuniune Jethro Tull, dar si pentru diferitele sale colaborari cu muzicieni din Whitesnake, Rainbow, Sabbat, Ephel Duath, Illogicist…), Jorg Heemann / Thelemnar la percutii (Secrets of the Moon, The Vision Bleak) si Michael Zech / Arioch la bass (Odem Arcarum, Secrets of the Moon).

Soundul DORDEDUH este unul extrem de complex, cu radacini in Black Metal, dar si Folk sau Ambient. Veti auzi pe langa chitari, tobe, percutii, voci diverse si tot felul de instrumente traditionale, pasaje multiple si multe ruperi de ritm.

Desi trupa nu are decat cateva luni de la infiintare, foarte multe labeluri au fost interesate in a colabora cu ea iar interesul fanilor, atat din Romania cat si din afara tarii, intr-un prim posibil concert, a fost si continua sa fie subiect de dezbatere pe multe forumuri.

Hupogrammos si Sol Faur au hotarat ca prima aparitie in fata publicului sa fie facuta printr-o Seara Speciala, una care sa dezvaluie corect si multidimensional identitatea DORDEDUH, atat ca muzica si mesaj, cat si ca instrumente si implicit formula scenica completa!

Evenimentul va avea o dinamica aparte deoarece grupul ce va urca pe scena inainte de DORDEDUH va fi THY VEILS, un proiect timisorean foarte cunoscut de presa de specialitate. Daniel Dorobantu este, poate, cel mai vechi artist roman din scena Dark Ambient iar proiectele lui muzicale au starnit intotdeauna curiozitatea celor mai avantgardisti ascultatori de faze ciudate.

Seara de 24 ianuarie va fi una cu totul speciala, deoarece asocierea scenica a doua trupe complet diferite ca stil muzical ne va contura, in cele din urma, imaginea unui spectacol complex aparte, conceput exclusiv pentru o audienta ce e deschisa la nou, insa cu imense radacini in tot ceea ce e clasic si traditional. Va fi o seara rarisima deoarece probabilitatea de a se repeta experienta din 24 ianuarie este practic nula!

Dupa orele 19.00, cele cca 3 ore de muzica si imagini vor invalui intr-o atmosfera conceptuala intreaga sala The Silver Church, Bucuresti, Calea Plevnei Nr.61, spectatorul avand oportunitatea de a transcede in propriul univers interior, datorita prestatiilor scenice ale celor doua trupe.

Pretul unui bilet este de 40 lei si se va putea cumpara din Reteaua Diverta, www.ticketpoint.ro, www.letsrock.ro/bestial (Titus), www.beautyofpain.ro, www.myticket.ro sau la intrare, in seara evenimentului.

Va asteptam!

Informatii despre trupe:

www.dordeduh.com

www.thyveils.com

…underground will never die!

Info

Echoes From Transcendence Evening
24 January, 2010 - 19:00 The Silver Church, Calea Plevnei, Nr.61
DonisArt
40 lei
Magazinele Diverta, www.ticketpoint.ro, Titus (Bestial Bucuresti) dar si in seara evenimentului, de la intrare. Tot aici veti putea achizitiona bilete si la urmatoarele Seri Speciale, cele cu AGALLOCH si ALCEST.