Monday, 7 September 2020
Luup - Canticles of the Holy Scythe (2017)
The third album from this band from Greece.
The band is a project with around twenty participants who has contributed with woodwinds, strings, piano, keyboards, percussion and vocals.
The vocals are both male and female. They are in the more operatic vein.
There are also some black metal vocals here, sneering along with some songs.
I guess this is not an album about flowers and happy things. The music is really dark.
These thirty-six minutes is not really music as in a traditional sense. There are some songs and then a lot of noise and sounds that does not make much sense.
The music is not dark enough to be dark music. The sounds is haphazardly added and the vocals does not make much sense.
This album does not make much sense and it falls flat on it's face as both an avant-garde album and as a music album.
Avoid this album in other words.