Genre/Influences: Experimental, Noise, Ambient.
Format: Digital, CDR.
Background/Info: Credo In Deum is a new project driven by Robert LaBarge. This American artist got some recognition with Buddhist On Fire, but got involved with multiple other projects. This is his debut work under the Credo In Deum moniker.
Content: The album clearly sounds like it’s into Experimental music, but reveals a diversified approach. Buzzing sound waves supported with manipulated vocal (sampled) parts, noises like hail, diversified field recordings, ghost-like passages and a final track turning into pure Noise are the essence of this sonic voyage.
+ + + : I like the work’s diversity and especially some of the Ambient parts have something pretty visual like. I was impressed with the heavy, monstrous sound treatment at “Path Of The Fierce Beast” and the overwhelming sounds mixed with field recordings at “Sodomized With Spikes”. “Blood Soaked Sand” is one of the most varied releases from the No Part Of It label, like taking some distance with the familiar, endless looping sequences from most productions.
– – – : Even if the album is more diversified, it however remains a very extreme sound experience, which will appeal for a restricted number of fans.
Conclusion: “Blood Soaked Sand” is a work that caught my attention for its accessible experimental format characterized by some great sound treatments.
Best songs: “Sodomized With Spikes”, “Battered Wife Syndrome”.