Apocalyptic Decadent Evening

15 November 2008
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Review

A new Special Evening, organised by Kogaionon and DonisArt, took place on the 15th of November, in the same city and same location where ARCANA, ICE AGES or ATARAXIA have previously performed.

In spite of another event held on the same day but in a different city – Bucharest, an approximate number of 200 people still managed to gather up in the elegant Reduta hall. Coming from all over the country but from Bulgaria, Ukraine and Serbia as well, the fans started arriving around 5pm. With a more varied range of items, the merchandising stalls (T-shirts, CD’s or magazines) attracted the public’s interest instantly – especially the stand of the bands that were going on stage.

With a half an hour delay over the initially scheduled time, CASCADEUR stepped on stage. Axel Menzer, the mentor of this project, has an expressive voice, very sober, managing to pleasantly surprise the audience.

With an imposing and bombastic intro, framed by two symbolical flags placed above a stage dominated by the colour red, following a ritual of burning remnants of carefully chosen plants from the German woodlands, together with some interesting projections, Axel introduced us to a pretty original Neo Folk, sang in two languages, alongside an intelligent keyboard (Jouni/IN SLAUGHTER NATIVES) and a percussion that was simple but full of rhythm (Tomas/O.R.E.). He thanked everyone for their interest and wanted to mention that this was his second live concert held with this solo project, the first one having taken place some time back, in Madrid.

IN SLAUGHTER NATIVES showed us in 45 minutes what’s the meaning of true Dark Industrial, Jouni being a master of live gigs, this time somewhat more chilled as usual, even “whispered”… The audience present in the room seemed somewhat confused by this sound, proof to this being the intensity of the applause's that started fading towards the end. In any case, the combination of blue and red, mixed with violent projections and exclusively computer generated music, brought to a saddening image, a sinister atmosphere, even repulsive and at times, misunderstood…

After an approximately 20 minute long break Tomas went on stage as well... together with Fredrik (NO FESTIVAL OF LIGHT), the percussionist, Axel on toms and guitar and Jouni on the keyboards… The mix of white and red, surrounded by a thick smoke that gave nothing close to a state of comfort, managed to precisely contour the atmosphere requested/desired by the band. And we had an hour of truly beautiful Apocalyptic Pop, with tracks from CCP, Apocalips or Satyriasis being acclaimed by the audience. An encore of three tracks followed, the night ending with “Three is an orgy…” - a track of an unbelievable energy. It must be mentioned that two new tracks belonging to ONANI have also been included in the repertoire, songs that have truly shocked me! “Can You Hear The Devil’s Laughing” created an incredible energy, genially mixing three crucial components of the ORDO concept: music, lyrics and the visuals… you were under the impression that the stage was a red-hot hell corner, a place where even the flames used in the backdrop were kneeling down towards destroying any sign of life, of positive energy, and of light… On the other hand, “I Will Be There” unveiled a different aura, relaxed, one led by an extreme melancholy, very melodic, with a slow rhythm, a calmer voice, Lounge insertions and new, completely changed samples.

The Apocalyptic Decadent Evening ended, according to tradition, somewhere close to morning, in Musik Café, after long talks and debates between the band members and their fans…

Not even two days have passed and I keep thinking of that tiny table placed somewhere at the front of the stage, where, amongst roses, petals, pendulous nets, velvet and feathers, reined defiantly a bottle of absinth… HEH!

November 17, 2008

Video

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    Apocalyptic Decadent Evening - Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio - Part 1

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    Apocalyptic Decadent Evening - Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio - Part 2

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    Apocalyptic Decadent Evening - Cascadeur

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    Apocalyptic Decadent Evening - In Slaughter Natives

Communique

DonisArt & Kogaionon Present:

An Apocalyptic Decadent Evening: CASCADEUR (GER), IN SLAUGHTER NATIVES (SWE) & ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO (SWE)

After a number of three special evenings shared with ARCANA (SWE), ICE AGES (AUT) and ATARAXIA (ITA), time has come for a new challenge, this time an apocalyptic decadent one, with a three hour length.

CASCADEUR (GER): Axel Menzer, known from his activity with the Alternative Gothic Folk band HEKATE, in the same time an official member of the on stage version of ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO, introduces a new form of Melodic Folk through his new and less promoted but nevertheless, very interesting, project!

IN SLAUGHTER NATIVES (SWE): The mastermind Jouni Havukainen is considered to be one of the most innovators, talented and inspiring artists within the Industrial scene! Throughout his 23 years of activity, the Swede released a large number of spectacular albums, authentically and dynamically expressed in the realm of live performance, using an exquisite technique. Together with Tomas Pettersson (ORE) and Kathleen Binder, Jouni transforms every single concert into an incendiary show!

ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO (SWE): The most notorious Industrial Folk Experimental band, with albums that have shocked and surprised a lot of fans. Tomas’s messages, in a perfect harmony with Rose-Marie’s voice are expressed in an unusual manner, with referrals to the conceptual contrasts war – peace, light – dark, love – hate, man – woman, life – death and decency – deprivation. The on stage orgy created by the Swedes, together with a specific film that will be projected, will not do anything less than shock, incite and attract the eyes of the most quakerish spectator. Appearing as six, ORE present us their new album, entitled “ONANI (Practice Makes Perfect)”. The most bombastic band from the Swedish label COLD MEAT INDUSTRY, the most savored group of the genre!

Please find here details about the ORE concept, within an older Kogaionon interview:

A new dialogue with Tomas is to follow soon.

The special evening will end with the now classical After Party, in Musik Cafe, starting around 10:30pm. The performers will join as well.

See you there!

Event date: 15.11.08. Orele 18:00.
Venue: Centrul Cultural Reduta, Brasov.
Organizers: DonisArt & Kogaionon.

Details about the event & the bands:www.ordo-rosarius-equilibrio.net, www.inslaughternatives.com

Fee: 70 RON (60 RON until 15 October)

Vendors: Diverta, www.ticketpoint.ro, www.bilete.ro, www.bilet.ro,
www.beautyofpain.ro,www.bangyourbrain.com, www.bestial.ro (Titus)

Info

APOCALYPTIC DECADENT EVENING
15 November, 2008 Centrul Cultural Reduta, Brasov
Kogaionon and Donisart
70ron