Genre/Influences: Cinematographic, Dark-Ambient.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Stockholm (Sweden) based Anile D. is now active for several years and has released different productions. His new opus is inspired by the Mesopotamian mythology and the epic poem about Gilgamesh, struggling to find the secret of immortality.
Content: Gilgalmesh quest has been exposed in 6 tracks. Dahlia’s Tear takes off with a rather mysterious cut, which brings the listener directly into the mood of this mythological adventure. Some piano parts are refining the track. Quite progressively the work starts to reflect a feeling of desolation. Dark strings create a haunting atmosphere, which is interfering with delicate sound treatments. The last cut features some whispering, ghost-like vocals.
+ + + : I like the progression of the songs, which are meticulously achieved with subtle noises and other sound treatments. Some passages reflect a strong visual appeal, which creates this sensation of despair. Even if the concept of the album brings us back 4000 years ago, this album also sounds like an echo of the world of today… the desolation and fear of people confronted with the pandemic. I think the secret of immortality is still pretty contemporary and that’s why this album filled with darkness and prosperity sounds accurate and fascinating.
– – – : The album has a strong potential and yet I get the feeling that Dahlia’s Tear could have achieved a few more passages with a true apotheosis.
Conclusion: Dahlia’s Tear brings a fascinating work dealing with a strong concept.
Best songs: “The Valley Of Unrest”, “Descendants Of The Moon”, “Thirteen Temples”.