Contemplatron - Prabhashvara
Dark Ambient Alright, well, what we have here, quite simply, is a dark ambient project by the name of Comtemplatron homing in on tribal and ritualistic roots in Tibetan Buddhism. It creates for a unique atmosphere that I have yet to hear of in any of my other endeavors, so I figured, hey, why not, let's give it a listen and see what comes of it. And what I'm left with is a mediocre project, not entirely bad, but not quite breaking the threshold.

As I said, the whole album is based off of Tibetan Buddhism, and as such, each of the seven songs present within the album stand for something other than nothing. For example, Mahavidya are the ten Wisdom goddesses. For the rest of the titles, don't be lazy, and look them up yourself because I don't feel like typing all about religious contexts; this is a music site, not a religious study group.

Alas, with all the themes and messages prevalent, the music is naught but simple dark ambient and ritualistic tunes that I have come to be most accustomed to. Yes, it is unique in sound, but just because it's unique in sound does not make it good at all. It definitely tries to come off eye opening, but that sadly just does not happen. I mean, there are certain bits of some songs that I've come to appreciate, such as the beginning minute of Arupakaya. There's almost a heart beat like bass pumping through it, but then it stops and nothing else is done with it throughout the song so I am stuck sitting here in boredom.

And boredom is never a good thing at all in my book. Needless to say, I do not have a book and that was a mere figure of speech,. I was quite hoping that this album would be fantastic to some degree, as the background basis for the songs are mystifying in of themselves. It's not the presentation that fails, nor the idea, nor the inspirations, but it's the actual music that flops like a fish on dry land.
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Brutal Resonance

Contemplatron - Prabhashvara

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2012 by Wrotycz Records
Alright, well, what we have here, quite simply, is a dark ambient project by the name of Comtemplatron homing in on tribal and ritualistic roots in Tibetan Buddhism. It creates for a unique atmosphere that I have yet to hear of in any of my other endeavors, so I figured, hey, why not, let's give it a listen and see what comes of it. And what I'm left with is a mediocre project, not entirely bad, but not quite breaking the threshold.

As I said, the whole album is based off of Tibetan Buddhism, and as such, each of the seven songs present within the album stand for something other than nothing. For example, Mahavidya are the ten Wisdom goddesses. For the rest of the titles, don't be lazy, and look them up yourself because I don't feel like typing all about religious contexts; this is a music site, not a religious study group.

Alas, with all the themes and messages prevalent, the music is naught but simple dark ambient and ritualistic tunes that I have come to be most accustomed to. Yes, it is unique in sound, but just because it's unique in sound does not make it good at all. It definitely tries to come off eye opening, but that sadly just does not happen. I mean, there are certain bits of some songs that I've come to appreciate, such as the beginning minute of Arupakaya. There's almost a heart beat like bass pumping through it, but then it stops and nothing else is done with it throughout the song so I am stuck sitting here in boredom.

And boredom is never a good thing at all in my book. Needless to say, I do not have a book and that was a mere figure of speech,. I was quite hoping that this album would be fantastic to some degree, as the background basis for the songs are mystifying in of themselves. It's not the presentation that fails, nor the idea, nor the inspirations, but it's the actual music that flops like a fish on dry land. Sep 12 2013

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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