Genre/Influences: Dark-ambient, dark-cinematographic.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Originally released in 2017 on cassette format by Breathe Plastic Records, “Symphony Of Dying” is a somewhat conceptual work between Russian artist Sádon and French artist Treha Sektori. The album is ‘intended to transpire what could be termed as, ‘the essence of death’. The first and fourth tracks have been composed by Sádon while both left cuts resulted from the common efforts between the artists. This re-release is also featuring one extra cut between both musicians.
Content: Honestly I was not familiar with the work of Sádon, but both tracks composed by this project reveal an interesting mix between dark atmospheres and vocal effects creating a kind of lamentation. The tracks have been progressively built up, which is also true for the tracks made by Sádon and Treha Sektori together. You’ll discover passages with slow percussion parts and even a surprising, dark reverie constructed with heavy sounds.
+ + + : The tracks are dark, sometimes even a bit tormenting although touched by a graceful dreamy touch. It creates a delicious cinematic style, which comes mainly true in the bonus track between both artists. But the real good surprise are the tracks from Sádon. I discovered a fascinating project with a huge potential. Especially the “Shadow”track has something elevating and mysterious. The vocal effects are really cool as well.
– – – : I get the feeling there’s even more potential hiding inside this album than what came out; I’m missing an apotheosis.
Conclusion: “Symphony Of Dying” is a collaboration that makes sense. Treha Sektori has a nose to find the right partners to work with.
Best songs: “Spear Over Our Heads”, “Shadow”, “Elimination”.