Our God Weeps - Unity - CDR - 11 tracks - auto-production
Unity is the third self-produced album from Our God Weeps, a one man Hungarian project. It is a concept
album that deals with the nexus between God and Humanity. This concept is developed in the Hungarian lyrics
(fortunately translated in the booklet) that explore the analogies between God and Janus.
The eleven tracks form a harmonious unity of sense and purpose, which reveal the maturity and the quality
of the musical compositions. The music itself, is a subtle mix of religious neoclassic elements and low-key
martial percussions, enlightened by Madura Janos captivating voice. The tone and the sonority of the spoken
Hungarian vocals fit the music perfectly, and contribute greatly to the ever-present harmonious liturgical
atmosphere. This is more than just beautiful music; it's a spiritual experience...
A very promising project that should appeal to all the amateurs of Elijah's Mantle and Actus.
At times, the disturbing and disagreeable impression of having heard it all, slyly rises, one wrongly
thinks he can no longer be surprised, disturbed or dazzled by new sounds or new melodies. The absurd
idea that the circle is circled imposes itself, even if rejected, and it is always during those moments
that a record appears from nowhere and offers us a salutary respite, saving us from an indelicate
deadlock and opening regally the way to celestial light. And the surprise beats all expectations. What a
record ! How can such a beautiful album present itself as an auto production, as it should figure proudly
amongst the catalogue of labels such as Eis & Licht, Cynfeirdd, Oktagön (whose sad demise I have just
learnt...) and many others.
Madura Janos is the sole member of this Hungarian project who has already released three productions,
with Unity representing the most accomplished work to this day. Of course, the comparison with other
Hungarian projects such as Actus or Scivias are not fortuitous, as the atmosphere and the feeling
(and the climate) of Our God Weeps music is close to the aforementioned formations, while surpassing them
at times in quality. And if "Our God Weeps" turns out to be the title of the first track of Arcana's
album "Dark Age of Reason", this filiation is inscribed in a premeditated logic, the universe of Peter
Pettersson is sufficiently close to that of Madura Janos. A universe tinted by ambient and symphonic
music, of mortuary fanfares soothed by warlike rhythms, of majestic melancholic and haunted harmonies,
similar to a requiem played on an organ, leaving for sole legacy the effigy of proud statues, part angel
and part demon, carved into stone. A dark and martial music, where heavy percussions contend with
military drum rolls, accompanying magnificent neoclassic melodies to a backing of text, authoritatively
recited in Hungarian by a deep and imposing voice. A spirituality influenced by pagan mythology and
traditional religion, emerges all along this album that analyses the relation between men and God, or
their gods. The impressive richness of the compositions, where the research of diversified sonorities is
associated with an efficient instrumentation, contributes the extraordinary aura of these eleven tracks
and brings a tragic and mysterious beauty to the whole. Throughout this initiatory voyage other names
come to mind such as Elijah's Mantle, in The Nursery, or even Camerata Mediolanense, Blood Axis, Endraum
or Maelifell's "Eternité" at times. However, these references are not sufficient to explain the majestic
maturity of this work, strongly anchored in its geographical and historical roots, that stems from the
spirit of a musician of jubilatory talent. After the tidewave of Italian supremacy, will the new
revolution come from he East ?
A revelation as well as a "coup de cur" ! Strongly recommended !
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