giovedì 22 novembre 2018

Antikatechon: "The Sanctum of Saturation" CD reviewed on "Suffissocore"

Il sesto album di Davide Del Col è una sorta di ritorno alle origini. Solo due tracce di dark ambient e industrial esoterico che scavano tra gli incubi peggiori ed i peccati inconfessabili di chi si pone all’ascolto, per oltre venticinque minuti ciascuna. Il drone gigantesco di ‘The Stations Of Servitute’ contrasta apertamente con la title track, più subdola e spaziale, eppure ne rappresenta l’ideale complemento in una visione globale che va oltre i paragoni inevitabili con l’opera di Nimh e Hall Of Mirrors, con certe uscite della Cold Meat Industry e addirittura con qualche album di black metal sperimentale. Un po' come si faceva negli anni ‘70 girando i vinili al contrario, analizzando con attenzione tutte le sfumature del lavoro scoprirete un universo di suoni, rumori, angosce e cattivi presagi che difficilmente troverete in altre release, comprese quelle provenienti dall’estero. ‘The Sanctum Of Saturation’ merita senza dubbio una risonanza ed una consacrazione internazionale che le precedenti uscite non sono riuscite ad ottenere ma, comunque vada, è un attestato di forza ed un ulteriore passo in avanti rispetto a ‘I Feel Nothing But Repulsion’.

(Lorenzo Becciani)

http://www.suffissocore.com/portal/review/11243/antikatechon-the+sanctum+of+saturation

giovedì 15 novembre 2018

Antikatechon: "The Sanctum of Saturation" CD reviewed on "Side-Line"

Genre/Influences: Dark-ambient, cinematographic.

Background/Info: Italian artist Davide Del Col is back on track unleashing the fifth solo-album of his sonic brainchild Antikatechon.
Content: This new opus features only 2 long duration cuts. The artists takes you away in a shimmering sound universe featuring a truly arsenal of noises and rough sound treatments. There’s a slow progression operating. The second cut is more noisy-like and accomplished with a kind of Eastern-like guitar playing.
+ + + : There’s a great, overwhelming sound wave running through this work. The progressive evolution of the tracks ends into a cool electronic sequence at “The Stations Of Servitude”. The next cut “The Sanctum Of Saturation” sounds more minimal-like, but here again Antikatechon brings a fascinating input by this mysterious eastern-like atmosphere.
- - - : Both cuts are easily going over the 20 minutes, which also create some monotonous passages.
Conclusion: Antikatechon remains a fascinating project, which sounds as a solid sonic bridge between dark-ambient and cinematographic music.
Best songs: “The Sanctum Of Saturation”
Rate: (7½).

giovedì 25 ottobre 2018

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lunedì 3 settembre 2018

Antikatechon: "The Sanctum of Saturation" CD reviewed on "Igloo Magazine"

Italy has an honorable tradition in the development of industrial dark ambient music, from past to nowadays. Eibon has forged the style for this country with Amon, Never Known, Nimh rapidly followed by Cold Meat Industry with the release of materials from Vestigial, New Risen Throne. Polish based label Rage in Eden actively carries on the torch of dark ambient acts from Italy, notably with Nimh, Antikatechon and Neuestrasse. Albums by Antikatechon have been occasionally reviewed by Igloo, his recommended effort in collaboration with Nimh titled Out Hunting For Teeth as well as Woe Is The Reward and I Feel Nothing But Repulsion. Antikatechon typical style is characterized by a cathedral of ominous drones, layered textures which interact with bleak noises sometimes punctuated by heavenly melodies in a minor key mode.

This new album explores the most minimalist, industrial and droning direction of Antikatechon’s music, melodious arrangements are far more discreet here than it was before. The two epic pieces are focused on a dense cascade of abrasive drone vibes, shrouded in utter darkness. This harsh wall of sounds let escaping sorrowing dreamscapes of elegiac beauty but you have to be fully concentrated to catch those submerged melodious counterpoints. Antikatechon keeps maintaining darkly meditative moods at high level with blissful then heavily charged thundering ambiences. Some buzzing electric chords reveal a slight experimental post-rock flavor.

A really interesting release which admits a cross between the turbulent noisy works of Theologian, IRM, Brighter Death Now and the quiet, mercurial drone ecstasies of Tim Hecker, Windy & Carl, and darkened contemplative textures of Atrium Carceri or Desiderii Marginis. An original musical balance and convincing soundscaping dialogue which challenges things a little in the shifting ambient music galaxy.

(Philippe Blache)

http://igloomag.com/reviews/antikatechon-the-sanctum-of-saturation-rage-in-eden

martedì 28 agosto 2018

Antikatechon: "The Sanctum of Saturation" CD reviewed on "Onda Rock"

Album numero sei per Antikatechon, l'oscuro progetto dark-ambient di Davide Del Col. In scaletta su “The Sanctum Of Saturation” solo due lunghe tracce , ognuna della durata di oltre venticinque minuti.

“The Stations Of Servitude” vale come summa dell'artista italiano: una matassa di feedback serve da portante per il drone cupissimo che trasporta in dimensioni ultraterrene. I primi dieci minuti sono all'insegna della notte più buia, poi, dopo la boa degli undici minuti, una chitarra in odor di space-shoegaze illumina l'atmosfera con una ghirlanda di accordi nebbiosi. Una trasformazione spettacolare che mostra le indubbie capacità di Antikatechon nel trattare drone come fossero aurore boreali.

L'omonima “The Sanctum Of Saturation” è un abbraccio ancora più cupo e avvolgente: un vento cosmico proveniente da chissà quale dimensione ricopre ogni dettaglio; lentamente il drone si dispiega e i particolari emergono in tutta la loro bellezza. Tra VidnaObmana e William Basinski.

Rating: 7

(Roberto Mandolini)

http://www.ondarock.it/recensioni/2018-antikatechon-thesanctumofsaturation.htm