Reviews

Hesychia – Metanoia (CD Album – Cyclic Law)

Apr 11,2018

Genre/Influences: Dark-ambient, dark-soundscape.

Background/Info: Arthur Rosar is an Austrian musician who has been formerly involved in many projects such as Sanguis Et Cinis. Last year he released the debut album of his ‘new’ Hesychia project. “Metanoia” has been introduced as ‘a meditation on freedom from all passions (apatheia) and repentance (metanoia) through fundamental concepts established by early Christian mysticism (the desert fathers) with respect to Zen Buddhism and pre-christian European traditions.

Content: “Metanoia” reveals 5 chapters or tracks if you prefer. The sound is made of unavoidable dark, extended sound waves. But Arthur Rosar also experimented with multiple electronic manipulations creating a strong effect. The sound has something misty and mysterious, which progressively leads the listener into a paranoid sensation.

+ + + : “Metanoia” is a rather successful debut in the dark-ambient style for Hesychia. The work features all requested elements a dark-ambient freak wants to hear. The songs have been progressively built up reaching a visual effect of nihilism. The ultimate point where you can go down into paranoia.

– – – : I’m missing some diversity in the global writing, some passages are monotonous, but that’s often what you can experience when listening to a soundscape-minded composition.

Conclusion: I don’t consider Hesychia as a ‘hot’ newcomer on the already impressive Cyclic Law roster although “Metanoia” is an honest and enjoyable work. Let’s keep an eye on this project.

Best songs: “Nepsis”.

Rate: (7).

Label: www.cycliclaw.com / www.facebook.com/cycliclaw



Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 2 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.









 

Martyria – Martyria (CD Album – Tumor / Malignant Records)

Martyria – Martyria
Previous
Shedir – Falling Time

Shedir – Falling Time (CD Album – Cyclic Law)

Next

Email this post to a friend.

or Close

LOG IN

Lost your password?

SIGN UP

LOST PASSWORD