Dominium Visurgis [CD]Ambient • Drone
28/08/2011, Didier BECU
It's not the first time that people have tended to classify the drone genre as something rather boring.
It's kind of true as this genre is a bit overcrowded by non-talents who are using the genre as an outlet to release something.
But in the case of this collaboration, this is a record that will blow you away and you don't even have to be a die hard-fan of the genre to agree on this.
It's kind of dream come true as the Canadian avant metal-drone doom duo Nadja always cited Troum as being one of their main influences.
It's crystal clear that the band, formed around Aidan Baker, are at ease with the Germans from Troum as you get three well structured songs which give all justice to the drone genre like it's been dictated by Fripp and Eno.
Somewhere this album gave me the drone-feeling I have for the Bowie-Eno collaborations of the 70's and knowing that I see this as the best music can get, it's a comparison I only give on rare moments and I guess this is such a moment.
Is it too experimental?
Well, it's not Lady Gaga but, if experimental means "something out of this world" then it is.
Homem Fantasma • @C
Core Excess / Underdog E.P • RESTRICTED AREA
Los Vigilantes • LOS VIGILANTES
Zeit-raum EP • BICHROM
Distances • VISION TALK
Nemesis • VENUS FLY TRAP
Basement / Kaos Limited Edition • VOIDWORK
No Land for Escape • LAISSEZ FAIRE
A Time For A Timing • QUELQU'UN RAMASSE L'ARME DU CRIME
Dead Calm • PHILLIP NOYCE
Same combination of genres: AMBIENT + DRONE
Edits At Depth • THE BLEEDING PEASANT ORCHESTRA
Graduals • EKCA LIENA
Vondeling • MONNIK
Locked So Tightly In Our Dreams • FIND HOPE IN DARKNESS
Bring Down the Sky • NORTHUMBRIA
Long Live The King • NOMIN
The King Is Dead • NIMON
Er Zit Een Gat In De Soep • PUIN + HOOP
AMR • ULTRA MILKMAIDS
Drowning In Good Intentions • NIMON
Same genre: AMBIENT
Millions of the Mouthless Dead • ATTRITION
Lucciole • PIE ARE SQUARED
Consensual Enigmas • JAN SWINBURNE
Muzak from the Hive Mind • BLACK LUNG
Roseland • THE VIEW ELECTRICAL
Magical Crystal • ROLANDO SIMMONS
Mediterraneo • BRUNO BAVOTA
Dode • KARSTEN PFLUM
Upon Contact (Reworked) • BRUNO SANFILIPPO
What You Hear (is what you hear) • THOMAS BRINKMANN
Same genre: DRONE
La Pierre Soudée • RIOTMILOO & FRIENDS
Deep Code Sol • MICHAEL IDEHALL
Porta • UMANZUKI
We Can Yield Your Own Footsteps • IRON FIST OF THE SUN
Frantic Sessions • M.O.A.T.A.-OMEN & THE RORSCHACH GARDEN
Thus Avici • TUNNELS OF AH
Want You Dead… • KARJALAN SISSIT
Buoyant • DIRK SERRIES & RUTGER ZUYDERVELT
The Hypnodrone Ensemble • AIDAN BAKER/THISQUIETARMY
Dageraad • CHARNIA