THE LOVECRAFT SEXTET präsentieren 'Miserere [Opus I]-Occulta'

Seit ein paar Jahren musiziert Jason Köhnen (Bong-Ra, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Mansur) mit Gastmusikern auch unter dem Namen THE LOVECRAFT SEXTET und verwirklicht dort experimentelle Visionen für seine Darkjazz-Idee. Für das Album "Miserere" hat er einen Deal mit dem französischen Label Debemur Morti Productions abgeschlossen, da sich diese spezifische Scheibe mit den Themen der Schuld, der Reue und der Buße auseinandersetzt und dafür eine besonders düstere Mischung aus Black Metal, Darkjazz und Ambient orchestriert. "Miserere" erscheint am 7. Oktober diesen Jahres und kann hier in unterschiedlichen Formaten (CD, Vinyl) vorbestellt werden.

Nun dürfen wir Euch den ersten Song der Scheibe vorstellen, namentlich 'Miserere [Opus I]-Occulta', welcher die Scheibe auch eröffnet.

Jason Köhnen kommentiert dieses Stück sowie das neue Album:

"The song (and album) started as a conceptual idea. There are two angles in how I approached writing the album. Firstly, taking the concept of Psalm 51, and translating this to create my own prayers of repentance. It needed to omit a sinister and claustrophobic atmosphere, and reflect the sound of burning heretics. The lyrics are naturally also derived from Psalm 51, also known as the penitential psalms. Fascinating to have a concept that inflicts punishment on oneself as an expression of repentance for wrongdoing, I found this a marvellous starting point for composing music with which I could reflect my personal thoughts on the concept in question. Secondly, I wanted to continue my explorations into the realms of Darkjazz. Having experimented with the subgenre for nearly 20 years now, this needed to be the darkest of the dark. A music piece written for inquisitions. I purposely did not want distorted guitars as the foundation to the tapestry of the music, but it did need something similar, so I worked to create the menacing synth that replaces the typical guitar distortion. This also gives the album it's signature sound, and the synth is a bit more flexible for creating specific atmospheres. I wanted to produce an album that is incomparable with any other album, and I'm quite satisfied that it reached a certain level of originality. All in all, the overall atmosphere has managed to create a pretty interesting musical landscape. Tomás de Torquemada would surely have approved."

Hier noch die Trackliste und das Cover-Artwork:

01. Miserere [Opus I]-Occulta
02. Miserere [Opus II]-Domine
03. Miserere [Opus III]-Sanctum
04. Miserere [Opus IV]-Sacrificium
05. Miserere [Opus V]-Humiliatum
06. Miserere [Opus VI]-Libera

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