Rapoon / Lords Of Infinity – Split (Album – Zoharum)

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Genre/Influences: Cinematographic, Experimental, Ambient.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Like the title of the work reveals, this is a split album between UK veteran musician Robin Storey (Rapoon) and Russian duo Marina Kryzhanovskaya – Mikhail Kiryukhin (Lords Of Infinity). Rapoon wanted a ‘ritualistic and shamanistic approach to the creation of music’ while Lords Of Infinity wanted an ‘eternal marriage of all that exists’.

Content: Rapoon takes off featuring 5 tracks featuring an ominous Ambient sphere, which is now and then accentuated by Eastern sound influences. I also noticed passages with guitar- and saxophone sounds. Lords Of Infinity accomplished 2 cuts –the last one taking you on a sonic trip of more than 24 minutes. The sound is Ambient and features saxophone sounds creating a kind of ‘film noir’ ambiance.

+ + + : The main interesting aspect of this split album is the harmony between both artists. You don’t really get the feeling you’re listening to 2 artists, their tracks being complementary. You feel a visual strength listening to both artists and I must admit the Russian duo is an interesting discovery. I especially like the dark, misty sphere created by the saxophone sounds accentuating a part of mystery.

– – – : I’m not sure split-albums are still interesting to music lovers, but the presence of Rapoon might be a reason to purchase the work and discover another cool project.

Conclusion: “Split” is an interesting collaboration between an established and renowned artist and new, upcoming talents.

Best songs: “A Shadowed Look”, “Hidden Treasures”.

Rate: (7).

Artists: www.rapoon.org / www.facebook.com/rapoon / https://lordsofinfinity.bandcamp.com

Label: www.zoharum.com / www.facebook.com/zoharum

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