sunnuntai 14. kesäkuuta 2015

Floral of Forever - Ad Infinitum promo 1996


Floral of Forever - Ad Infinitum promo 1996
1) Prologue for My Own Obscure Nature
2) ...As If There Would Be Another Time to Delve
3) The Mysteries of It's Great Floras
4) ...I Am the King of This Isolated Golden Forest
5) ...Ad Infinitum

RGhost / Mega

Sunday night chill out time is here and we continue with obscure things without covers. This is again a contribution, thanks to the sender, and looks like they had these sort of projects going on over in Malaysia as well for that's where tonight's recording hails from. Or so I've been told. This is (hopefully, spelling?) Floral of Forever and a 1996 promo tape and that's pretty much all I know about it. Possibly shares members with the equally obscure The Mystical East. A cover scan and really any information is welcome!  

UPDATES: 1. I was informed that both of FoF and TME are projects by the same person M.D. Aslan and hail from Brunei, not Malaysia! Aslan's other (metal) bands include Rust Sakaraz, Noiratasya and Shadowmirth.
2. Added a picture of Aslan shot for another project of his as a placeholder for this post. Thanks to Eugene for sending it.

Ok, music: almost seventeen minutes of... well, this is kind of a hard one to say! First track is an ambient intro, second is a short ambient bit that also has what sounds like a wind instrument thrown in while the third track gets pretty upbeat, adds percussion and sounds more like darkwave with a slight sugar high. Fourth continues in the same line but with even more obnoxious "drum" sound. And other sounds. It's kind of fascinating while almost disastrous. It's almost like a metal song gone slightly ambient/wave-y. Harsh vocals make an appearance in the end part, further adding to the speculation that this might be a side project by some metal band. The last and longest song is again ambient and a nostalgic, moody one. Actually I'd say it's pretty much dungeon synth and the first tracks might as well be called that too. A really obscure and odd thing, this. Recommended for the usual curio seekers and I'd really like to know more about this!

7 kommenttia:

Andrew kirjoitti...

This is awesome and pretty strange. I love the last the track.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Andrew:

It is! And I was delighted to find some Asian projects in this vein. The last track certainly is the best here, makes me almost wish the whole demo was similar but then again, being not makes it more unique.

Eugene kirjoitti...

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Here's an old pic of Aslan when he was in another band Anarni. Can be used as placeholder.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Eugene:

Thanks, that's a pretty good pic. It's from the same era, more or less?

Eugene kirjoitti...

@Velkaarn:

Yes, it must be mid-late 90s.

BabyHugZ kirjoitti...

Amazing post!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@BHZ:

Yeah, must agree this is special stuff! Would love to hear more of his projects.