jeudi 28 octobre 2010

INDRA: The Call of Shiva Vol. II (2005)

Usually, at least with movies, a continuation always leaves a small bitter taste. A little something that tastes like some heated leftovers! One remembers that Magic Circle enclosed The Call of Shiva Vol1 with techno jolts. The Call of Shiva Vol. 2 opening track, Enigmatic Rumours continues on this impetus. Quite heavy, with a sequencer that hiccups a dynamic pulsating bass line, Enigmatic Rumours criss-crosses a techno trance hymn with synthetic spasms that flies over a boosted atmosphere. A great way to open an opus that has an undeniable sense of beat. Without spinning with as much energy Ankh is a boiling track. Static, it whirls with force on varied intonations around a discrete mellotron. A mellotron which surrounds with wonder an exploratory synth which throws scattered laments among superb strata, shaping a slow ambiance animated by a weak and timid percussion. Courted by breaths and sound effects as cosmic as analog, as well as tabla percussions, Ankh continues its progression on suave synthetic blows. Subtly, the movement varies with an infinite tenderness, even if the sequencer tries to brew the pot. A superb cosmic procession fill of sensitivity to shivers the spine and makes hairs rise. Though a little more agitated, Bindu holds us in this static cycle. Minimalist percussions fly over a tempo which grows felted with the measure of its progression. Floating, the synth fits the atmosphere with a placid darkness, filtering parsimoniously overwhelming sound streaks with mellotron surges. A great hypnotic art that brings us back per moments to the huge Totem by Klaus Schulze, which is not negligible. Dhurjati is a real musical feast. A musical bomb of nearly 27 minutes that starts with nonchalance on a floating intro filled of cosmic breaths. A bit later, notes are gliding with heaviness forming a circular tempo in immersion. The movement is liven up, driven by metallic hammering percussions which bombard a deafening rhythm. A good line of bass is adding and Dhurjati leaves at the parting of rhythms as varied, heavy and lively. A unique musical fresco which gathers all the ingredients necessary to a psychedelic party! From ambiguous sequenced movements to wild pulsating rhythms while passing by techno and techno trance sequences, Indra polishes the kinds by maintaining a quite diverting harmonious ease. Seldom had I heard such a long title which has as much rhythm, without pouring in easy hypnotism. Short but how much sublime is Nataraja. On a weak pulsating bass a super synth borrows various mellotron breaths to decorate our ears of suave melodies to take down a tear, just a small one.
I did listening EM a lot. And Indra doesn’t cease to impress. From an opus to another, he always succeeds to surprise me. The Call of Shiva Vol.2 is an intense opus, melodious and of an infinite tenderness. And this even with these wild rhythms which abound from everywhere. In spite of momentary madness and audacities, as well in rhythms than structures, Indra preserves its latent sensitivity which always ended up leaving in the shade a superb melodious passage. An album without faults, burs and one second of much, The Call of Shiva Vol 2 is, in my opinion, the album of 2005. A must have!

Sylvain Lupari (2006)
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