DECEASED HUMANITY REPORT
CDR: Camisole 
Hell Through Headhole
Lobotomy Room Service
Swarm Of Shadows
Humanity Report" is a broken pencil. Pointless. Not the music itself,
which has much to recommend it, but this actual release which unfortunately
none of you will be able to purchase. The reason being that this limited
recording of 20 copies was sent out to selective radio stations…which
is why our nubile sex God Jo probably received a copy and why I now have
it in my sweaty palms to write up. But this is no use to you because you
can’t buy a copy for love nor money. Before you all go off in a
huff and click on the little ‘x’ on the right hand corner
and depart from this review read on…you will be grateful if you
do and you might just learn something from it.
"Deceased Humanity Report" is basically a compilation of music
culled from past and forthcoming releases on tape and CDR from the artist
R Doktor recording as Camisole. Hailing from Belgium he classifies his
music as Morbid Minimal Death Ambient in the vein of the great Megaptera…which
is actually spot on. H is releases to date have been: "Modern Times
Misanthropy" c60 tape limited to 75 copies, "Sword Handed Sacrifice"
c90 tape limited to 75 copies and this release. Forthcoming releases will
include: "Infernus" MCDR limited to 50 copies and "Necrospiritual
Command" CDR limited to 50 copies. You could be forgiven for thinking
I’m a wealth of information music wise but here’s a little
secret…promo sheet. Without it I would be stumbling in the dark
none the wiser as to who Camisole was or any of his releases. So far so
good. History lesson over for today. What the promo sheet can’t
fully convey though is the actual music itself.
The good Doktor is a mighty fine talent. Original the music might not
be. Then again 99% of all music today isn’t. Within the ambient
genres this rings more than true. Borrowing heavily from other sources
and regurgitating it out slightly differently is no big deal and the norm.
What really matters is that the artist can put his own individual stamp
on proceedings and create sounds of the highest standards that will appeal
to like minded souls. The tracks on display on "Deceased Humanity
Report" show a craftsman totally at ease with his work. They are
everything you would expect from this type of music but with an added
sheen and gloss. The sounds are suitably dark, scary and miserable with
obligatory additional selected samples to beef it all up. What I like
about Camisole is that he gives his music time to ingrain itself into
the subconscious. Too often I’ve heard pieces in the past that were
far too short time wise and over before they could fully register in the
mind. Not so here. Apart from a couple of sub 5 minute tracks the music
is given the time to evolve, develop and take shape.
He may take inspiration from the mighty Megaptera but his music is justifiably
on an equal par with Peter Nystrom’s. On this showing the future
work of Camisole will be worth tracking down and investigating. You read
it here first.