STYLE: Choral RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12691-2033 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Andy Cooper
I've not heard much music like this before. Imagine a group of teenage goth-nuns singing traditional Christian chants with almost no accompaniment. It sounds interesting and can sometimes be mesmerising, but the 18 tracks presented here are way too much to take in one listening session. Let's just say there's not a lot of variety to offer with this musical combination. There are just two or three parts to the simple vocal harmonies and all the parts have the same timbre of sound, which gets quite tiring to listen to after a while. And there's not much distraction offered by the sparse rhythmic accompaniment. Occasionally a guitar or harp is used though, to brighten things up temporarily. Unfortunately the choir isn't particularly strong, with pitch wavering a bit much from time to time, so it's difficult to imagine there being a broad audience for this type of music. Unless there is a renaissance in ritual chants and gothic meditation?
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