ALLERSEELEN: GOTOS=KALANDA
2 x LP: Ahnstern 4 [2005]
Ltd x 600


Ein Ganzes Jahr
Lied Der Häftlinge
Dunkelheit
Ernting (MMV)

Hartung
Hornung
Lenzing
Ostermond
Wonnemond

Brachmond  
Heumond  
Ernting  
Scheiding

Gilbhart
Nebelung
Julmond

This is the fifth double album in the line of ten compiling Allerseelen releases on vinyl with bonus tracks, four of which feature on the first side of the album. This palingenesis from Ahnstern provides more than two hours of listening pleasure for those seeking the sold out "Gotos=Kalanda" CD released in 1995 on Aorta with the added benefit of being digitally remastered in 2005 for this especial release.

Newly recorded in 2005, the four Side A tracks invoke German military pop with gusto and verve, the aggregation of swells of violin with distressed industrial rhythms with anthemic lyrics thrust vigorously - these innovative recordings would find familiar stage with Der Blutharsch. Sides B through D cover all twelve tracks of the original recording, tweaked after ten-year tenure, tracks dedicated to the glory of the twelve months with recitation of verse from the German poet, Karl Wiligut, by Kadmon. These tracks are cinerary uproars of avant-garde industrialism with temblors of drum machines puncturing most tracks amid vagaries of organic samples like flamenco guitar, oscillating feedback, the ululations of frogs. The music, as with most Allerseelen works, is recondite, darkly phantasmagoric steeping itself in insidious noise with the monotone of Kadmon's discourse that briefly breaks into song with a few tracks. Martial aspects as presented in the fresh tracks surface amidst the "Gotos=Kalanda" original tracks linking the old with the new, despite the heavier distortion and acidulent percussion, though for the most part Side A is without the more numinous and abstract quality of the 1995 album.

NYR

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