Title - 'Friday The 13th'
Artist - Aqua Nebula Oscillator
Recorded live on Friday the 13th, 2014, Aqua Nebula Oscillator's aptly named brand new CD, Friday The 13th is, most definitely, one for the most hardcore of devoted fans - that they, luckily, have in abundance. Seriously, and not to take anything away from their style of music, or how they lyrically bring to life their deep, dark, unGodly thoughts, but this was just not for me, personally.
Orchestrated around lead founding member, David Spher'os, a man who plays en mass of instruments such as the guitar, sitar, organ, oscillation, etc., you have to be in the mood for this kind of music to fully allow it to envelop you. Ergo, Aqua Nebula Oscillator's live new album Friday The 13th from the off re: "Spiritus Mundi" and "Riot" tells it like it is, holds back no punches, and - if you are willing, and to be quite honest, even if you're not - takes you unnervingly easily back into its musically dark, somewhat trippy depths.
1. "Spiritus Mundi"
3. "Turn On"
4. "Human Toad"
5. "Innocent Tu Seras Incandescent"
6. "Kill Yourself"
7. "Jungle Man"
8. "Bloody Orgasm (The Forgotten One)"
9. "It's Now Or Never"
10. "Up To The Sky"
11. "Tu Seras Roi"
13. "Ready To Fly"
Basically put, the psychedelic space rock of Aqua Nebula Oscillator, which does also, as the live album continues, dip into bouts of punk psychedelic music too, is an interesting blend of sounds and audio visions. I mean, the gradual build from the off of "Spiritus Mundi," like wind howling through a rabid dog's drooling snarl, the guitars entwining as they grow the nature of the beast, is as powerful an audio vision as it gets. Sure there are plenty of times that the guitars overshadow the vocal tones, but one can only assume that's the way they like it, so to speak.
Aqua Nebula Oscillator play powerful music, chock full of ambiance and laden with wild fuzzy echo guitars, Indian sitar, organs, fuzzy bass combined with worldly female vocals. Here live they play baroque melody mixed with Tribal Transe Rhythm, space rock goth metal, and even include so-called medieval voices to layer out the prominent vocals therein. That all said, again, not my cup o' tea, but a lot of others, so God Bless them.
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