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Voice Transmissions With The Deceased : In Mourning

This is without doubt the most silent release I've ever encountered. It always remains in the background, with a dark ambiance, low droning and incredibly slow percussion. As for the drones, if you thought Fall of the Grey-Winged One had distant guitars, then you've yet to hear this. It's so vague that you have to listen carefully to even notice them. All of this is so nihilistic and so unhappy that it sucks the energy out of the room, making everything seem dark and meaningless. In a way you could say that this is the project in the Until Death Overtakes Me-vein that has gone farthest towards the extreme since it focuses so strongly on minimalising everything. Even the growled vocals become almost like whispers in the distant, perhaps giving justice to the projects name?

This is the first release by Voice Transmissions With The Deceased, a project by the Chilean artist A/C. It was released in two versions with this being the first one, also known as the mp3.com version. Once upon a time it was free for download from that website, but then mp3.com decided to toss out all the small artists and focus only on the bigger music companies. In 2004 there came a mp3.com.au version, which is supposed to have been remastered. Also, unlike the 2003 version, the 2004 re-mastering had a cover image. The demo is no longer available anywhere, but there is no harm in asking the artist for the permission to download it from elsewhere (if you can find it at all). In fact, the artist himself seems to have disappeared from the net around 2008, making it increasingly hard to get such a permission. As a final note, there may have been made a proper CD release of this demo at one point, but I can't find any reliable information which confirms that; thus I would advise the reader to treat it as a rumor more than anything else.

This is not music for those who like buzzing drone. The fanbase would rather be those who already like bands such as Fall of the Grey-Winged One or very dark ambient.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. In Mourning:Part One
2. In Mourning:Part Two
3. In Mourning:Part Three

Duration : Approx. 79 minutes.

Visit the Voice Transmissions With The Deceased bandpage.

Reviewed on 14-04-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
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