Terapija – Chvad SB “Crickets Were the Compass” (2014)

Početak karijere ovog bruklinškog muzičara seže u 1991. godinu, a prema pres materijalima bio je osnivač experimentalnih i industrial bendova kao što su THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (Facility Records) and Tongue Muzzle (Facility Records) i član bendova Controlled Bleeding i The Qualia (WTII Records). Također, osnivač je i Facility Recordsa. Kad nije sudjelovao u gomili bendova i projekata, radio je i muziku za filmove.

Ovih šest pjesama koje su se “ugurale” u 54 minute materijala, prvo su njegovo izdanje za Silber Records. Osim samog sebe na albumu nije želio nikog drugog, pa je tako sve instrumente (sintovi, gitare, “ručno izrađeni instrumenti”) sam snimio, producirao i naravno, napisao.

Pres materijal kaže, također, da je ovo “testament of loss”, a tako se i čini nakon ovlaš pogledanih naslova pjesama (It Haunts Her, People Keep Asking and I Say You’re Well, There Isn’t a Day that Goes By), a bome i nakon preslušanog albuma.
No, preslušati album nije lako. Nema tu baš puno melodija. Nema ni pjevanja. Većinom su to zujanja različitih instrumenata, a dogodi se i po par minuta tišine, koliko god ja pojačavao glasnoću zvuka. No, unatoč gubitku, Chvad SB očito nije neki agresivac, jer većina pjesama je mirnijeg tonaliteta.

Tako se na A Hair Before Sundown, zaustavlja samo na “grebanju” po sintisajzeru, na It Haunts Her preko neprijateljskog gitarskog dronea recitira riječi utjehe…

Iako ja nisam toliko dubokoumno raspoložen da bi do kraja mogao shvatiti “što je pjesnik htio reći”, “Crickets were the Compass” sigurno je jedan od ultimativnih drone albuma ove godine, ako ne i šire.

PS: Za ljubitelje ovakvog zvuka, prvi koji se javi na mejl (nagradnjacha@terapija.net), u subjektu mejla napiše “chvad”, a u mejlu svoje ime i prezime, te adresu, poslat ćemo primjerak ovog albuma.

ocjena albuma [1-10]: 7
pedja // 19/07/2014

Review originally published here:
http://www.terapija.net/mjuzik.asp?ID=19683

via Google Translate:
Start a career of Brooklyn musicians goes back to the 1991st year, according to the press materials, was the founder experimentalnih and industrial bands such as THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (Facility Records) and Tongue Muzzle (Facility Records) and a member of the bands Controlled Bleeding and The Qualia (WTII Records). Also, the founder and Facility Records. When not involved in the crowd of bands and projects, radio and music for films.


These six songs are “crammed” into 54 minutes of material, the first edition of his Silber Records. In addition to the album itself did not want anyone else, so all the instruments (Sint, guitar, “hand-made instruments”) I recorded, produced, and of course, he wrote.

Press material says, also, that this is “a testament of loss,” and so it seems, and after casually hits on the title track (It Haunts Her, People keep asking and I Say You’re Well, There Is not that a Day Goes By ), and, my word, and after preslušanog album.
But listen to the album is not easy. There’s just a lot of tunes. There is no singing. They are mostly buzzing different instruments, and it happens and a few minutes of silence, as much as I grew louder volume. But despite the loss, Chvad SB obviously not an Aggression, because most of the songs is more peaceful tonality.

Thus, the A Hair Before Sundown, stopping only to “scratching” on synthesizer, the It Haunts Her over hostile guitar dronea recites the words of encouragement …

Although I’m not as profound mood to the end could not understand “what the poet wanted to say”, “Crickets were the Compass” is certainly one of the ultimate drone albums of the year, if not beyond.

PS: For those who love this kind of sound, the first to be told on mail (nagradnjacha@terapija.net), subject to users subscribed write “chvad”, and mails your name and address, we will send a copy of this album.

Album Rating [1-10]: 7

pedja / / 19.07.2014

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