|01-10-2019, 05:33 PM||#161 (permalink)|
Prepare 4 the Fight Scene
Join Date: Jun 2011
SPK - Zamia Lehmanni: Songs of Byzantine Flowers, 1986
Following the group's early harsh industrial music and sandwiched between two more pop oriented albums, already a drastic shift in itself, is this album. And it's almost like a miracle in many ways. It has a beauty about it that words really can't do justice, and while it combines subtle influences from their other material, it is a far cry from that and pretty much any other artist's work.
A fitting title, as the music here has a somehow Byzantine quality to it, as if you could really apply the term to sound. That aesthetic shines through in the neoclassical undercurrent that sweeps away the tribal/industrial ambient stylings, giving it a feel unlike anything else entirely.