KUROTOKAGE - Call to the Deep -
CD - 11 tracks - Fluttering Dragon
Kurotokage is a French duo previously operating under the Asmorod moniker. Their studies of music and
oriental culture urged them to create this group, owing its name to a novella by Edogawa Ranpo. A very
rich and varied instrumentation contributes to the excellence of this album. In addition to the
considerable electronic work realised, we meet a multitude of instruments of Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan,
Indonesian, and Indian origin. This blend of ethnic and tribal sounds with digital ambient surfaces adds
an exceptional touch to these compositions beyond reproach. All the qualities so highly estimated with
Lustmord, TUU, or Temps Perdu?, to mention but a few, are right here. Kurotokage would marvellously fit
into the catalogue of Prikosnovénie, or sit with the Amplexus roster. One is equally reminded of the
latest recordings by Dead Can Dance. An ardent luminosity, coming from the dark, scorching the eternal
ice, whirling around the snowy peaks of the highest mountains, delving into the obscurity of the jungles.
Kurotokage masters the elements, unites the terrestrial powers for a mystical encounter of Orient and
Highly recommended, excellent work!
Translation : Volker
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