sunnuntai 2. marraskuuta 2014
Laïlheb – Old Incantations & Forbidden Prayers demo 1996
Laïlheb – Old Incantations & Forbidden Prayers I demo 1996
1) Ucarn Ot Rehrg
3) Ize Rasgoeth
4) Lein Pugerk Orag
Mediafire / Zippy
Black ambiance for tonight, this is a project called Laïlheb from France and as far as I know, their only demo. Quite similar to their label-mates Balam, which you might remember from this post and that was actually the main reason I tracked down a copy of the tape. Wouldn't be surprised if it was the same guys actually but the covers aren't too informative.
Like Balam, this is gloomy and dreary dark ambient with dungeon synth-sound. Quite simple, grim keyboards accompanied by an obscure voice reciting something unintelligible creates a mysterious, eldritch aura. Or sounds cheap and cliché, depending on your approach to it I suppose. All four songs are rather long, the first over nine minutes, but have enough variation to not overstay their welcome. Slightly more easy listening than Balam, I nevertheless enjoy this. And for once I'm not complaining about the vocals, the whispery and/or black metallish voices fit the music well. Recommended if you're into blackened ambient, dungeon synth and other casual elevator musick.