July 9, 2024

Grande Loge – Unruh (Album – Cyclic Law)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Ambient, Ritual, Soundtrack.

Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.

Background/Info: The new album by French project Grande Loge comes three years after their great debut-album “Mantras”. The new work consists out of a single track that was released as a Soundtrack to the book “Soliloquium” in Splendor, by Oksana and Gil Prou. 

Content: Forty-four minutes of Soundtrack that takes us on a journey through our imagination. As for “Mantras”, the composition is worked out with acoustic instruments that only enhance the mystical atmosphere. The song seems to consist of several parts that were nicely brought together. The song contains parts with percussion, Ritual chants and a certain melancholy brought by the instruments.

+ + + : There’s a strong visual strength emerging at the surface of this work which means that it’s a successful Soundtrack. You clearly notice this kind of music was made as a sonic support to another artistic expression. I like the atmosphere coming out of this work which is mainly due to the playing of real instruments. The different passages with chants create a little extra, like a climax getting through.

– – – : I prefer listening to the several tracks instead of a single, extended, piece but this is due to the concept of the work which is part of a wider artistic creation.

Conclusion: Grande Loge confirms by this work the potential they shown on the debut album. Graceful Ritual music!

Best songs: “Unruh”.

Rate: 7½.

Artist: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063352772956

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

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