ARMON KUILU - Armon Kuilu (CD in Sleeve w/ Booklet)
Finland | RIO/Avant-Prog / Progressive Rock
The debut MCD by Armon Kuilu is a funereal musical journey, two long progressive / folk compositions built out mostly of classical piano, strings, orchestral drums, singing, prayers and invocations in male and female voices. The soundscapes bring to mind images of forlorn cemetaries, initiatory cults, bloodletting, woodlands and altered states of consciousness. At times the melodies of chamber music break out into squeals, groans and crackling which haunt the space and resonate with the Finnish poetry, that most of the time reminds one of a satanic ceremony. This is not a generic so-called occult album with the usual Crowley spoken parts. Instead this is a deeply personal work with challenging classical and sometimes jazz or progressive melodies composed by the master behind the project and performed by real musicians with authentic instruments and also utilizing real actors for the various voices and spoken parts. Ltd x 500 copies in a B&W sleeve with a full colour 8-page 7" art booklet.