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In Tenebris Ratione Organi
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michael bonaventure - In Tenebris Ratione Organi

michael bonaventure

In Tenebris Ratione Organi

€ 13.00

LABEL: Eighth Tower Records
GENRE: Electronic | FORMAT: CD | CATALOG N. ETR021 | YEAR. (2019)

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**100 copies** "The organ: in popular association, both the ‘God Instrument’ and the ‘Devil Instrument’, a purveyor of myriad densities and shades of massed tone, elemental fire and inexhaustible air, capable of inspiring wonder, awe, profound mystery and sinister darkness. The essential nature of the organ, as a synthesizer layering sound upon sound, is controlled by an alchemy very similar to that which generates electronic music. The natural hybridization of these phenomena allows one to explore ever more unearthly dimensions of darkness and mystery, and gives rise to new and bizarre concepts of what organs might be – organs of voices, bells or digital noises and samples, such as those you will encounter on the journey through the imaginary realms of this album." - Michael Bonaventure

"The opening chord of the (first part of the) title track is almost frightening, the kind of sound used in horror movie climaxes. And, at the same time, it is an invitation: this album is best played loud. Very loud. Michael Bonaventure (a composer born in Edinburgh but currently living in Amsterdam) merges the impressive sound of the church organ with layers of synthesizers, percussions, samples and voices, to ‘explore ever more unearthly dimensions of darkness and mystery’, to create ‘a journey through imaginary realms’. It’s advisable to fasten your seatbelts, because it’s a high-speed journey and it may confront you with some of your deepest fears. Although the organ is the protagonist of this album (there’s no mention where these parts were recorded by the way), this sometimes it only plays its part in the background, when samples and electronic shift to the foreground. At times, the church organ is hardly even recognisable anymore, overtaken by rather psychedelic samples and effect processing. But it always returns, keeping the atmosphere creepy but spellbinding. In Tenebris Ratione Organi (Google translates it as ‘the organ method of darkness’) is 75 minutes of pure bliss, but definitely not for the faint of heart." -

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