Label: Not On Label - none • Format: CDr Album • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Industrial, Doom Metal
Gye Nayame NewOldLive Finally, Senmuth seems to be tapping into his style and talent correctly! While not necessarily being the greatest leap forward for this Russian artist, 'NewOldLive' definately shows Senmuth taking his typical folk-infused style of industrial metal and On My Friends - Nocando - Is A Virus (CDr, MP3) it into a relatively successful product that flows from start to finish as an album should.
There is little true musical development here hence, it does not make for lasting appeal in the scope of Senmuth's overall career, but as always, there are a few tracks Не Понять И Не Забыть - Senmuth - NewOldLive that really stand out as being quite good. Anyone who has heard a metal-styled Senmuth album before will know what to expect from this music. What works to distinguish this album from the others before it however, is the great sense of flow and structure the album has, as well as a improved meshing of the lighter and heavier parts Senmuth is defined by.
With this in mind, this Не Понять И Не Забыть - Senmuth - NewOldLive the closest album to reaching 'excellence' for Senmuth since his first two albums with this project, which were both still fresh and exciting. Despite releasing such a wealth of music as is visible from his extensive discographythere are almost always a couple of tracks that are really good on any Senmuth album, no matter how poor or mediocre.
Having familiarized myself with Senmuth's discography up to this point in his career, I really get a sense of why the artist chose this name for the album. This is definately a contrast between modern and ancient music in his music, but many musical ideas from previous albums are recycled here; but used in different ways That makes for an interesting and rewarding experience for anyone Einstürzende Neubauten - Interim has decided to journey this far into Senmuth's discography.
I must admit, I did think 'NewOldLive' was possibly the first truly great Senmuth album since 'Cognitive Discord' when I gave it a few listens, but after listening, the effect and appreciation generally dwindled, whereas on other Senmuth albums, my appreciation for them has grown over Todays Tomorrow - The Outside Agency & Deathmachine - Todays Tomorrow / The Violence. As it stands however, Senmuth has made a great development here by solving some of the structural and 'cohesion' issues with his music, and comes that much closer to releasing an excellent record as a result.
The folk elements that appear here and there are always very interesting even when, as in this case, they are not part of a full concept album. The passage from industrial metal to indian and back "Histfact" and "Brahma" is not so sudden as in his previous releases and this is one of the improvements. The omnipresent industrial noise is decreasing. This doesn't impact on the dramatic tension of the songs and makes them more appreciable from a purely musical point of view. The piano parts on "Don't Remember" and "Crash" backed by the usual distorded guitar are more melodic than usual and also Senmuth's singing appears improved.
Also the long guitar solo on "Crash" can be underlined as probably the best Senmuth's guitar riff listened up to now. It's the track that I would suggest to a newbie who wants to start with Senmuth. Why with all those improvements it's not yet a 4-stars album? It's because more than half of the tracks are still the usual "Good but non-essential" Senmuth. The 2 minutes Не Понять И Не Забыть - Senmuth - NewOldLive "Apocalyptica" are another highlight.
When we move to more quiet realms the music has a better impact than tracks like "Artefacts" that reminds in some way to "System of a Down". It doesn't mean that the "usual" Senmuth is bad. Only you must have a predisposition to this kind of music. If you look for symphonic prog you can stay away. However please remind that Senmuth offers ALL his production downloadable for free from his website, so even if this is not your genre, giving him a try will cost you just a bit of time and bandwith, and the excellent graphic art quality of his album covers will make your visit to his website more interesting.
He's a designer other than a skilled multi-instrumentist and composer. Still 3 stars but closer to 4 at every new release. NewOldLive sounds indeed somewhat old and seems to present some filler material from the early days of the ambitious Senmuth project.
Some tracks are reworked versions from previous records, others are mediocre bonus tracks and we don't get the high quality level we got used to by Senmuth over the l You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.
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