sunnuntai 25. elokuuta 2013

Penitent - Demo 1995

Penitent - Demo 1995
1) Intro
2) Stille
3) Veien
4) I det uendelige
5) Victory
6) Outro

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Today's item is non-metal material for change, once again a contribution by brother Wehrwolf, thank you! Norway's Penitent could be a familiar name to at least some of you, having released a bunch of albums between 1996 and 2007. This here is their 1995 demo, of which I know at least one rip has been around but since this is a rip directly from an original tape I decided to feature it. There were apparently (at least) two different versions of the demo, with minor variations to the cover and some (this one) came with a lyrics booklet. I don't think they sound different though. Full scans included.

I remember not liking Penitent too much back in the late 90's and haven't really listened to their later material either. There was something annoying about them back then and I'm not too keen on spoken vocals over keyboard music either but now that I listen to this demo after a long time (I had a dub of this myself but haven't seen that tape around for a while) I seem to enjoy it a lot more than what I recall. Darkwave/ambient with gothic and neoclassical feel and like mentioned, spoken voices on top of it. Somehow it might distract me less as almost all the lyrics here are in Norwegian. I suppose I need to give their albums another shot, why don't you try this demo if interested in this sort of music?

3 kommenttia:

Kurgan kirjoitti...

Thank you Mr. Velkaarn. I have been after this demo for some but to no avail. It is great to be able to lay my ears on it, finally.

Apart from soundscapes, Karsten Hamre also published Genocide zine, which actually landed him in prison. You do not have that zine by any chance, do you? Thanks.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Kurgan:

You're welcome. Yup, I know about Beastus Rex's 'zine-activities but do not have it myself. I should ask Wehrwolf, he probably does have it.

Kurgan kirjoitti...

Thank you! That would be fantastic.

Have been listening to this demo last night and I must admit that it does exceed expectations. The naivety and predictability of it have some charm. Will be returning to it again. And again. And again...