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AMN Reviews: Shrine – Ordeal 26.04.86 (2016; Cyclic Law)


 

Shrine is the stage name of Hristo Gospodinov, an experimental ambient musician and composer. On Ordeal 26.04.86, his latest release that will be out on October 26, Gospodinov sonically explores the Chernobyl disaster.

The album begins with Atomgrad, a 9-minute piece featuring birdsong coupled with ominous background synths and washes. A foreshadowing of what is to come, the latter grows louder in comparison to the former as the track progresses. Radiant Skyline (Unit 4) follows, a dense synth-laden effort full of rumbling bass and discordant drones. Gospodinov states: “I witnessed the nuclear sunburn effects myself back in 1986 when I was a kid.” Both sweeping and grinding, the track forms an apt representation of such horrors. Under the Graphite Clouds’ electricoacoustic crackling invokes a dark hellscape of fallout-infected rain.

The remaining three tracks continue in this vein – thick drones, computer-generated effects, pulsing rhythms, occasional indecipherable spoken words, and a driving undercurrent of ruin. Gospodinov views the events of Chernobyl as being parallel with the biblical book of Revelation, and does not shy away from creating music that reflects apocalypse.

Ordeal 26.04.86 serves both as a memorial to mankind’s worst nuclear disaster, as well as a grim warning to those who might prefer to ignore this date in history. But even without these thematic elements, the music exhibits considerable depth and character. Repeated listens at the appropriate volume will reveal subtleties and an attention to detail. Despite the intended subject matter, there is a lot to like here.

Rob Mazurek / São Paulo Underground European Tour

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SÃO PAULO UNDERGROUND
Fall 2016 Cantos Invisíveis Tour
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

WARSAW, POLAND – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
Set at 8:30PM
Pardon, To Tu
Pl. Grzybowski 12/16
00-104 Warsaw, Poland
http://www.pardontotu.pl
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WARSAW, POLAND – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
Set at 8:30PM
Pardon, To Tu
Pl. Grzybowski 12/16
00-104 Warsaw, Poland
http://www.pardontotu.pl
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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016
Set at 8:30PM
Rote Fabrik/Fabrikjazz
Clubraum – Seestrasse 395
8038 Zürich, Switzerland
http://www.rotefabrik.ch
fabrikjazz@rotefabrik.ch
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BELGRADE, SERBIA – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016
Set at 11PM
32nd Belgrade Jazz Festival
Dom Omladine Beograda Cultural Center
Makedonska 22/4
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
http://www.domomladine.org
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CORMONS, ITALY – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016
Set at 4PM
Cantina Renato Keber
Località Zegla, 15
34071 Cormons, Italy
http://www.renatokeber.com

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Set at 10PM
20th Jazz Festival Sarajevo
Bosanski Kulturni Centar
Branilaca Sarajeva 2
Sarajevo, Bosnia
http://www.jazzfest.ba
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MESTRE, ITALY – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Set at 9PM
Auditorium Candiani
Piazzale Candiani 7
30174 Mestre (Venezia), Italy
http://www.caligola.it
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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016
Set at 9:30PM
AMR Sud des Alpes
10 Rue des Alpes
1201 Geneva, Switzerland
http://www.amr-geneve.ch
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SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, SPAIN – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
Set at 9PM
El Tanque Espacio Cultural
C/Fuente de Santa Cruz, S/N. 38003
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
http://www.keroxen.com

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Set at 10:30PM
Jozef Van Wissem Opens at 8:30PM
Borusan Music House
Istiklal Cad, Orhan Adli Apaydin Sk No:1
80670 Istanbul (Beyoglu), Turkey
http://www.borusanmuzikevi.com
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