Tuesday, 28 March 2017

MELANCHOLIE EINES HERBSTES IN DREI AKTEN - update II

Band: Svarrogh
Title: Untitled CDr
Format: This is a standard CDr disc in black wallet containing the pair of songs that Svarrogh contributed to the three-way split release "Melancholie Eines Herbstes In Drei Akten"
Edition: Presumed to be the sole copy

Track Listing:
01. Samota
02. Slunce Moe, Kum Tebe E Moyata Molitva

In magazine reviews of albums, there used to be three types of song identified on the release.  Firstly, you had the hit single, the standout track (or tracks if the band had hit a run of form) that were sure fire chart-topping, MTV rotation worthy winners.  Next came the 'album track' - quality songs, often lengthy or not particularly commercial, but certainly of merit and helping to establish that band in its genre.  Thirdly, and finally, came the 'fillers' - songs written on the back of a cigarette packet at the eleventh hour to fill the gaping space left on the vinyl.

Taken in that context, today's post is very much filler, which Nazgul apologises for.  Endless excuses about increases in 'normal' workload in the day job etc. etc. are running a bit thin I grant you, but it's nonetheless true and frankly this month has been a bit of a write-off in terms of prepping anything for Honour and Darkness.

There's also the slightly alarming prospect that Nazgul's long waited for vacation is next week, which coincides with Mr Wieser's birthday: and we've not missed a birthday post on the blog since it started back in 2009!  Hmmm ... that might prove challenging?!

Anyway, back to the matter at hand.  This plain CDr disc is one of those one-off oddities that grace the Castle Nazgul collection, having been donated to the cause by Hugin in aeons long past.  It contains the 2 songs that complemented this three-way split with both Uruk Hai and Uruk Hai/Arkillery.

And that's pretty much it, really!

Svarrogh, for those of you with long memories, was a project of Dimo Dimov in 2001 and founded as a raw pagan black metal project dealing with Slavic heathendom, Bulgarian pagan traditions, ancient Bulgarian cult of Tangra as well as post-modern folklore symbolism and aesthetic transcendence. 'Svaróg' is an ancient Slavic deity of the cosmic and earthen fire and the godfather of the Slavic pantheon. It is a symbol of the eternal harmony in nature.

During the time Svarrogh developed more and more itself into the wide field of Bulgarian folklore music.The band's fourth album "Balkan Renaissance" in 2007 marked a radical change from harsh folk black metal into a neofolk/folk ambient oriented musical concept. The aspect of avant-garde music, as well as atmospheric and spiritual elements became the most important part of the compositions.

So there you have it: classic filler whilst Nazgul tries to remember which way is up, and have some quality time to invest in a more interesting future post...

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