Tabor Radosti - Agartta
Dark Ambient Hello folks. Once again this year I lay my hands on one piece of tribal industrial music. This time it's a Czech based band under the name Tabor Radosti which tries to explore the wide fields of ancient civilizations projected into the modern music style. The fifth album from those guys connects us to the world of Thule-Gesellschaft and the belief of the planet being hollow containing an ancient city of "Agartta" inside, which was interpreted to be a kind of extra dimensional and even spiritual reality of the theosophical society. Cosmic destiny, lost continents, great wisdom and vast spans of time, all those should be concentrated inside the music while the "Camp of Happiness" (the band's name translation from the Slavic language) will try to project them into their last creation. Keeping in my mind all those empirical facts, I started to dive into the very depth of the album.

It is always a hard goal to involve the tribal sound inside the industrial music without being drifted into different kinds of more conventional styles. Tabor Radosti presents a truly successful work together with the unique sound accumulated for the last 10 years of its existence. The album welcomes me for the journey into the hollow earth from the very first tunes. Being an opening track , Divinorium brings a creepy electronics, back-uped by an atmospheric piano, as a preface for the second track "Synchronicita" which definitely rocks the place. Dark and gloomy sound fills the space together with mid-tempo electronic bits and deep vocal chanting some texts. The drive transforms into the tragic and orchestral "Tenze" in which the female vocals are supplied by Ann-Mari Thim, more famous by her participation in the legendary formation Arcana. In general, the orchestral passages are widely spread through all the tracks and that fact adds a lot of wideness into the music. Constant tempo transformations keep me entertained as well as the length of the tracks is balanced enough to be right to the point. While the album runs on and meets the expectations, there are few elements that add a little bit disappointment to the slender lines of the structure. For example, there are two tracks that I totally don't understand their meaning and position between the others. "Catastrophobia" and "Agartta" , the feeling is like they just don't fit inside as separate tracks, like they were left rough and wet. I waited and waited for them to open their arms to embrace me, but unfortunately nothing special happened. Also, there are few moments when the deep growling vocal doesn't fit inside the tracks as well, but while those tracks flow and transform, this feeling is gently washed away.

And for the end , I would like to single out 2 tracks which transmute the above average album into the truly delight. First of all, the "Integrita" to create an amazing, outstanding esoteric feeling. Gentle, but strong chanting female vocals cover the pulsating electronic drones and morose orchestral waves to discover the deepest spiritual experience. And of course a diamond of the highest level called "Andropoid". Well known Kenji Siratori donate his great vocal parts to fill creepy hypnotizing and extremely dark electronics with such a deep evil and hate, rising ancient demons, revealing long forgotten bloody rituals, chanting, evoking, conjuring the dead . Those two approach the concept of the real masterpiece and place Tabor Radosti in my playlist of the best albums of the year. The album is out on Aliens Productions. Go and grab yourself a copy for X-Mass!
5
Brutal Resonance

Tabor Radosti - Agartta

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Aliens Production
Hello folks. Once again this year I lay my hands on one piece of tribal industrial music. This time it's a Czech based band under the name Tabor Radosti which tries to explore the wide fields of ancient civilizations projected into the modern music style. The fifth album from those guys connects us to the world of Thule-Gesellschaft and the belief of the planet being hollow containing an ancient city of "Agartta" inside, which was interpreted to be a kind of extra dimensional and even spiritual reality of the theosophical society. Cosmic destiny, lost continents, great wisdom and vast spans of time, all those should be concentrated inside the music while the "Camp of Happiness" (the band's name translation from the Slavic language) will try to project them into their last creation. Keeping in my mind all those empirical facts, I started to dive into the very depth of the album.

It is always a hard goal to involve the tribal sound inside the industrial music without being drifted into different kinds of more conventional styles. Tabor Radosti presents a truly successful work together with the unique sound accumulated for the last 10 years of its existence. The album welcomes me for the journey into the hollow earth from the very first tunes. Being an opening track , Divinorium brings a creepy electronics, back-uped by an atmospheric piano, as a preface for the second track "Synchronicita" which definitely rocks the place. Dark and gloomy sound fills the space together with mid-tempo electronic bits and deep vocal chanting some texts. The drive transforms into the tragic and orchestral "Tenze" in which the female vocals are supplied by Ann-Mari Thim, more famous by her participation in the legendary formation Arcana. In general, the orchestral passages are widely spread through all the tracks and that fact adds a lot of wideness into the music. Constant tempo transformations keep me entertained as well as the length of the tracks is balanced enough to be right to the point. While the album runs on and meets the expectations, there are few elements that add a little bit disappointment to the slender lines of the structure. For example, there are two tracks that I totally don't understand their meaning and position between the others. "Catastrophobia" and "Agartta" , the feeling is like they just don't fit inside as separate tracks, like they were left rough and wet. I waited and waited for them to open their arms to embrace me, but unfortunately nothing special happened. Also, there are few moments when the deep growling vocal doesn't fit inside the tracks as well, but while those tracks flow and transform, this feeling is gently washed away.

And for the end , I would like to single out 2 tracks which transmute the above average album into the truly delight. First of all, the "Integrita" to create an amazing, outstanding esoteric feeling. Gentle, but strong chanting female vocals cover the pulsating electronic drones and morose orchestral waves to discover the deepest spiritual experience. And of course a diamond of the highest level called "Andropoid". Well known Kenji Siratori donate his great vocal parts to fill creepy hypnotizing and extremely dark electronics with such a deep evil and hate, rising ancient demons, revealing long forgotten bloody rituals, chanting, evoking, conjuring the dead . Those two approach the concept of the real masterpiece and place Tabor Radosti in my playlist of the best albums of the year. The album is out on Aliens Productions. Go and grab yourself a copy for X-Mass!
Dec 07 2011

Andrew Dienes

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