Drone Metal, Heavy Psych Metal, Free Jazz,
Limited DeLuxe edition 8 paneles DIGI pack 3CD-Box kiadvány, mellékletként könyvecskével, 2020-as album.
Kiemelten ajánlott minden: SUNN O))), EARTH, MOTORPSYCHO, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, SWANS és SUN RA rajongónak.
Belgium’s NEPTUNIAN MAXIMALISM (aka NNMM) is a community of “cultural engineers” with a variable line-up, mixing drone metal with spiritual free jazz and psychedelic music. The project was initiated in 2018 by multi-instrumentalist Guillaume CZLT Gazalet (CZLT, JENNY TORSE, ÔROS KAÙ), who brought together veteran saxophonist Jean-Jacques Duerinckx and two drummers, Sebastien Schmit and Pierre Arese. In 2020, Stephane FDL and Lukas Bouchenot took the drums. Reshma Goolamy (bass), Romain Martini (guitar), Alice Thiel (synths, guitar), Joaquin Bermudez (saz, sitar), Didié Nietzche (soundscapes) and Leslie V. (black magic scenography) joined in 2019, thus changing the band into a real drone orchestra.
By exploring the evolution of the human species, NEPTUNIAN MAXMALISM question the future of the living on Earth, propitiating a feeling of acceptance for the conclusion of the so called “anthropocene” era and preparing us for the incoming “probocene” era, imagining our planet ruled by superior intelligent elephants after the end of humanity. As Guillaume CZLT explains, “for certain scientists, if we hadn’t rule the Earth, elephants were supposed to be at the top of the pyramid of terrestrial life.”
The ambitious album trilogy of “Éons” is a musical experience of gargantuan proportions where each chapter is part of a fascinating ritual, a cosmic mass of light and darkness recalling the works of SUNN O))), EARTH, ALUK TODOLO, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, SWANS, MOTORPSYCHO, SUN RA and the late JOHN COLTRANE.
The intoxicating bacchanal starts with “To The Earth (Aker Hu Benben)”, a heavy tribal music affair influenced by stoner metal, noise rock and free jazz. As CZLT explains, “it’s a balance between sacred and profane, and resumes lots of human feelings or their consequences, such as love, war, hate, ritual dance, transmutation, strength, feminine/masculine juxtaposition, etc.”
With “To The Moon (Heka Khaibit Sekhem)” the band opts for a slightly different approach, surrealistic yet brutal, occasionally steering towards black-doom metal. “Here the rhythm section plays an important role, fueled by an obscure power that plunges the listener into a magic, occult trance,” CZLT says; “it’s characterized by shamanic invocations and summonings of the ancients by using animal-like growls and the homo-sapiens’ proto-language as reconstructed by Pierre Lanchantin, an English researcher/archeologist from the University of Cambridge.”
The third and final chapter encompasses the interstellar meditations of “To The Sun (Ânkh Maât Sia)”, described by CZLT as a solar drone opera: “We worked on the power of frequencies and tonality, chthonian deep vibrations and iridescent high lights by using huge amplified baritone sax and guitars, spectral soundscapes, antic cinematographic views and tribal percussions.” Wrapped in a phantasmagoric, large painting by Japanese master Kaneko Tomiyuki, NEPTUNIAN MAXIMALISM’s “Éons” is with no doubt the quintessential mystical journey of 2020, and a milestone of heavy psychedelic music.
TO THE EARTH (Aker Hu Benben):
1. Daiitoku-Myoo no OOdaiko (6:13)
2: Nganga (8:35)
3: Lamasthu (4:00)
4. Ptah Sokar Osiris (9:16)
5. Magická Dzzungľa (2:20)
6. Enúma Elis (7:11)
TO THE MOON (Heka Khaibit Sekhem):
1. Zâr (7:05)
2. Vajrabhairava: The Summoning (6:03)
3. Vajrabhairava: The Rising (2:04)
4. Vajrabhairava: The Great Wars of Quaternary Era Against Ego (8:36)
5. Iadanamada! (5:38)
6. Oi Sonuf Vaoresaji! (12:32)
TO THE SUN (Ânkh Maât Sia):
1. Eôs (18:32)
2. Heka Hou Sia (6:24)
3. Heliozoapolis (15:24)
4. Khonsou Sokaris (8:36)