Kama Rupa – :Kama:Kontra:Kontrol: CD

15 February 2013 xdementia No Comment


Kama Rupa – :Kama:Kontra:Kontrol: CD

Regimental Records

Here’s a release from the esoteric New York city based outfit Kama Rupa. This digipak is beautifully packaged with iconic design and simple text layout that makes for a professional presentation.

Oddly enough there is a tracklist of 5 different songs listed on the back but the audio is presented all in one track on the disc with obvious movements showing each individual passage.

The style here is intimate and sordid which is what makes Kama Rupa so special. Spanning dark ambient, death industrial, sound collage and even meandering into neo-classical territory within the span of less than half an hour the collective has crafted a dark and engaging journey that comes across as something quite unique. :Kama:Kontra:Kontrol: is the perfect listen for a fireside evening in a snowstorm with a fine glass of wine.

Samples and spoken word are tactfully integrated into the layered atmospheres which prevail for several minutes each before being led into a foray of death industrial interludes. The styles alternate more or less for the entire 24 minute duration.

:Kama:Kontra:Kontrol: is an excellent disc and a great introduction to the project. This is some original and top-notch dark music here and it is highly recommended for any fan of the genre.

Composition: ★★★★☆
Sounds: ★★★★☆
Production Quality: ★★★★☆
Concept: ★★★★½
Packaging: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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