martedì 10 aprile 2012

URNA "Larvae" review on The Inarguable

The "ritual ambient" of Italian project Urna's latest album, Larvae, has definitely been an eye opener. I'm normally entirely against anything "ritual" related, seeing as it's normally just a bunch of kids in crust pants lighting candles and playing "flavor of the week" black metal, but Urna's enthralling ambiance has proven me that "ritual" can be used in a positive connotation. Dreamy, pulsing chimes and other prayer implements are used to lull the listener into a sort of trance-like state, with lush layers of bell harmonics bouncing off of each other in a glorious array of sound. Oh, how I would love to be a synaesthete.