alternative, ambient, drone, post-rock, shoegaze
13 sierpnia 2016 at 18:53
I wrote a mini-review of Portrait… for Nekrst fanzine (https://pesimum.wordpress.com/nekrst/) and it will be published in one of its future releases. The reason I didn’t choose your last album is that it’s not metal enough to fit the zine. I translated the ‚review’ into English and I would like to publish it in Polish as well and this is where you need to help me. Editors still don’t know whether it’s going to be published in ‚multilingual form’ or only in Serbian. If the later, then I will publish it on my blog.
”The solo project of Bruno Janiszewski is not only rich in quantity, but also has various musical solutions that are present on the Portrait as well: blackgaze, shoegaze, post-rock… Much more important than the lack of strict genre definition is always present melancholic guitar note that screams, howls, euphorically bends or gently sways like a forest breeze. Interestingly enough, the album is accompanied by a booklet which contains the photographs of Mława’s woods and sentences inspired by Emerson and the ancient hermeticism.”
Feel free to edit/revise where’s necessary. Luckily, I wrote it in a simple way in Serbian, but I’m never happy with my English.
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13 sierpnia 2016 at 23:00
I wanted to send you a private message, but I don’t know if it is possible on this website, so I have to resort to doing so here. First of all, thank you for deciding to write a review for my previous album. I am truly humbled. Here’s my proposition for a revision of the text:
”The solo project of Bruno Janiszewski is not only rich in the quantity of albums released, but also offers various musical solutions, which are present on Portrait…, ranging from blackgaze, shoegaze, to post-rock. Much more important than the lack of a strict genre designation is the always present melancholic guitar note that screams, howls, euphorically bends, or gently sways like a forest breeze. Interestingly enough, the album is accompanied by a booklet which contains the photographs of Toruń’s woods and sentences inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the ancient Hermeticism.”
Also, check out these albums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlfZH-TBXzI , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaIbgd71hXg – they are magnificent and I hope you’ll like them.
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13 sierpnia 2016 at 23:52
Thank you! Your version made me to hate mine. 😉
It’s not possible to send private messages here, you can delete those if you think they can appear awkward for sitting on your blog.
I’m not sure if you understood me, I asked for the Polish translation also, I think it would be nice to have sth different like the ‚multilingual short review’. If you want to translate it to any other language, just do it; I’m not that bad at Russian grammar, but my vocabulary is very poor, so it would be a struggle to do another translation (I did one few days ago).
I know those bands, they are on my waiting list. 😉
You can check these, I reviewed them for the zine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwoNu8Lh_ug, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIAyb1fcU9Q (you’ll hate the band name, but possibly not the music).
15 sierpnia 2016 at 11:59
I understood that you were to check if other translations were needed, so I decided to wait until then. And I still don’t know. Why so many translations, by the way? // I’ve listened to Ashbringer two times so far, and I must admit it’s good. I am especially hyped when the ending of the album approaches. Check that Forgotten Woods album, it’s probably the best bm album I’ve heard as for this moment.
15 sierpnia 2016 at 20:08
It will be published on blog after its appearance on the zine.
I checked it, I should listen to it from the beginning until the end before I form final opinion.
16 sierpnia 2016 at 22:07
Thanks 🙂 (also, I forgot to put a comma after my surname, as it closes a non-defining clause) („Portrait…” requires a thorough remastering)
17 sierpnia 2016 at 01:04
In the first sentence of the review? -Fixed. 😉
13 sierpnia 2016 at 23:54
Ashbringer failed to deliver that in my opinion (especially with their too direct, non-poetic lyrics), but the album is maybe worth listening.
15 sierpnia 2016 at 12:18
When one names the album after such broad and complex phenomena, then they are bound to fail at delivering that which such terms conjure. The only mitigating circumstance would be when using the term in the title but perhaps diluting it with some other words so that any radicalism of expression is disposed of. But ideally, it’s best to just be inspired by what a given phenomenon induces in the individual and then use this inspiration and transform it to create one’s own original form of expression.
16 sierpnia 2016 at 21:24
Have you ever thought about releasing a compilation/best of Suffering Astrid? It would be beneficial for several reasons.
16 sierpnia 2016 at 22:18
That’s exactly what I’ve been thinking about. With the release of „Inner Estuaries,” Suffering Astrid has been put on hold, and I am not planning to release anything new in the near future under this moniker. Thus, this is where an idea about releasing a compilation came into play. There are, I think, 100 tracks, so it’ll be good to somehow recapitulate what’s been going on. I’ll be releasing some cassettes soon, too /// how have you been doing lately, by the way?
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