Monday, June 2, 2008

LACRYMOSA-BUGBEAR (1983-84, CD, JAPAN)

REPOST!
On the first full-length album of the Japanese band Lacrymosa, they already had developed completely their doom-ridden, avant-garde, chamber rock. With an instrumental line-up that includes violin, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and cello, it is probably no surprise that they often sound like a modern chamber music ensemble, albeit supported by a rock music rhythm section. Often the band sounds about as creepy and threatening as Univers Zero. It is not hard to imagine this music as part of a horror movie soundtrack. There are several beautiful, almost pastoral melodic sections, but usually within a few bars musical elements foreshadowing upcoming disaster or threat fill the sonic air. Lacrymosa is significantly harsher and darker in sound than the somewhat similar Japanese band Zypressen, who have a more delicate take on "chamber rock". Bugbear is a great album and recommended listening for anyone into the RIO scene or avantgarde rock. (Gnosis)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great record.
You shared "Lacrymosa; joy of the wrecked ship" with us also. I downloaded it, but it requires a password. Can you help me ?

Thanks a lot,

DV

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I found the password.

Bye,

DV

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to hear this record for years. Thank you so much for this re-post!

orphee said...

Thanks a ton, I couldn't find this anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Gracias, por compartir este excelente material, tenia años buscandolo y por fin lo podre escuchar, de nuevo gracias y felicidades por tu BLOG ....
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