Treah Sektori :: Sorieh (Cyclic Law)

Soriehl delivers an outstanding and tumultuous collection of demonic-entrancing soundscapes made of deep sonorous synth waves, monochordal choir laments, isolationist detached guitar patterns, breathy murmuring messages and a plethoric of echoing-metallic sound effects and others noisy “empirical” resonances.

Treah Sektori ‘Sorieh’

[Release page] If Cold Meat Industry and Loki Foundation are among the European labels that provided the most impressive and substantial releases of droney ambient inflected industrial blackness, from the North American territory Cyclic Law is without any doubt the most representative label (with Malignant Records) in this musical genre thanks to the publication of timeless masterful releases such as Starwheel by Kammarheit, Sternklang by Tholen and Hel by Allseits (just to name a few). If we except notorious and more recent projects such as Les Joyaux de la princesse, Collapsar, Treha Sektori or Lecanora, the French Industrial dark ambient musical scene is rather marginalised compared to materials that have been produced during the last two decades in the rest of Europe (notably from the north and the Eastern part of the continent). Next to the project Collapsar of Thibaud Thaunay Treha Sektori is the true leading figure of the dark ambient musical scene in France. The band was formed years ago in Paris. Their first and only album entitled Sorieh has been published in 2009 by the French industrial ambient label Kaosthetik Konspiration who also signed some rarities from Halo Manash, Desiderii Marginis et al.

Cyclic Law had the idea to re-publish this release as a special vinyl edition. Musically speaking Soriehl delivers an outstanding and tumultuous collection of demonic-entrancing soundscapes made of deep sonorous synth waves, monochordal choir laments, isolationist detached guitar patterns, breathy murmuring messages and a plethoric of echoing-metallic sound effects and others noisy “empirical” resonances. The whole album is perfectly orchestrated, contains a handful of surprises and avant-garde ideas without loosing the stylistic form of the dark ambient musical spectrum. All tracks use with abundance the looping recycle system, very often interrelated to hauntingly cinematic reverberations, efficient melodic lines and whispering vocal motifs. Visual images and metaphors that come to mind are related to the world of existential desolation and modern decadence, the Nietzschean’s fundamental problem of the “death of god.” Sorieh liberates a certain moving spiritual-pagan strength which is like an incantatory hymn to restore the pantheon of ancient gods. Sorieh is an adventurous, nihilistic and powerful dark ambient album which reaches a rare state of blackened musical aesthetism. Awesomely produced this one will ravish fans of Desiderii Marginis—at their most cryptical-heavenly religious moments—and early works by Lustmord.

Sorieh is available on Cyclic Law. [Release page]

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