Crown of Cerberus – With Arms Extended to The Heavens C30

30 March 2014 xdementia No Comment


Crown of Cerberus – With Arms Extended to The Heavens C30

Depravity Label

Crown of Cerberus is a project that creates ritual music through electronic means. Tending to rely on loops to create a repetitive, psychedelic, and oftentimes beautiful tapestry of sound the project is quite adept at achieving an otherworldly experience. Gracefully accompanied by an exquisite display of DIY art on this tacfully silkscreened packaging; this release is truly something special to behold.

Side A contains the track Exalting Her Majesty’s Beauty from the Depths of Every Ocean, and from the Top of Every Mountain which uses a familiar tactic for the project of repeating tape loops that contain layers of musical harmonies with a focus on female chanting to create a very heavenly atmosphere. This is the music you would most likely hear as you approach the gates of heaven if you were to make it there.

Side B’s Bleeding Told from Her Wrists focuses on a mixture of noise and ambient while still relying heavily on tape loops and delay. Although it’s a significant change from the tone of material on side A, the transition feels natural. CoC manages to make use of ambient and noise quite well to form a structure that maintains an influence of the heavenly tone utilized on side A but expands on it in a darker direction.

This is the second release I’ve heard from this project and it is becoming clear that they are constructing some really good stuff here. A great mix of hi and lo-fi sound, focus on atmosphere with a simple yet effective use of loops that culminate into excellent soundscapes. Highly recommended.

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

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