Gamardah Fungus "Two Hemispheres, Two Worlds" / TBC013
This is the second release by “Gamardah Fungus” duo from Dnipropetrovsk.
Two Hemispheres, Two Worlds – this seems to be the best characteristics of the album material: 5 tracks built on contrasts. A quiet twanging that occasionaly drowns in noise overload. And this time it contains not only traditional guitar solos and ambient landscapes, but also church hymns, mysterious voices from the other world and even a Turkish vocalise…
Each of the five tracks continues his predecessor in its own way. That’s why we suggest to listen to this album from the beginning to the very end – to get the chance to capture the psychedelia that hides in it’s integrity.
Handmade package is made to highlight the music contrasts. A tender warm dark violet sac contains an envelope made of rough and crumpled packaging paper with the cd (in full print) itself. And only after opening all of them the listener gets the chance to read the track names… Patience will be rewarded. “He cuts through the path he follows”, as our ancestors used to say.
Release Date: August 3rd, 2010
Total Playtime: 0:58:35
All the CDs are sold out but the full album in mp3 192 kbps is available for download from archive.org.
Gamardah Fungus – Two Hemispheres, Two Worlds
Five tracks on a CD, hidden from side through multiple layers of paper and inside some sort of handmade bag. Such would be the release Two Hemispheres, Two Worlds by the Ukrainian band Gamardah Fungus. Each of the compositions is discussed separately.
Burning Church Of Eternal Sorrow (12:38)
Two Hemispheres, Two Worlds (9:35)
Frozen Moon Rising (16:59) Here, the switch between the ‘calm’ and the ‘aggressive’ motive takes place twice. Again, the contrast of normal guitars and metal ones appears and again samples of and textures play a crucial role.
Black Ode to White Cherub (10:57)
The title suggests as much, “Two Hemispheres, Two Worlds”, and it should be taken literally. While the music hovers through the air, it switches between a more guitar-oriented, and therefore heavier or more intensive music, to a calm ambient atmosphere. Not every composition shows this distinction, but the contrast between those extreme levels is an important facet nonetheless. What makes this CD interesting is the variation in the noises and sounds, the contrast or facets in which the music appears.
Review taken from 'a dead spot of light (Number 13)', written by oneyoudontknow.
Another album review (in Estonian)
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