DIVINE GRACE: EURYDICE
CD: Dark Vinyl DV48 
Place Deux: La Science de L'Âme
Place Trois: Hibiscus (Cette Fleur Morte)
Place Quatre: La Clef des Songes
Place Cinq: Miroirs
Place Six: La Peine de Vivre
a fairly expansive CD collection is nice. It’s something I’m
rather proud of. Looking at the row upon row of music all lined up reminds
me just what great taste I have and how much pleasure over the years I’ve
derived from it. But there’s a downside to so many CDs piled on
high. I’ve lost track of groups / artists because there’s
just too much to choose from and not enough time to listen to them all.
That’s why I like to buy new releases by these people as it gives
me a chance to once again replay all their previous recordings and revaluate
my thoughts on them.
HDG are one such group that I had long forgotten about. Shame on me. I
decided to play their first two CD releases before tackling "Eurydice".
Hearing again "Reverse Aleph" and "Die Schlangenkonigin"
(both on the Hau Ruck label) brought the memories flowing back. Back to
when I thought that here was a band that were capable of releasing surprising
and beautiful music that was so hard to pin down into any one genre. My
fondness for the group was rekindled with a vigour hitherto unknown and
my guilt was eradicated from my system. "Eurydice" is a further
expansion of the vision of HDG. Going into drone music territory the six
tracks presented on the CD represent the meditative side to HDG. Here
waves of electronic looped sound slowly build up and recede to be replaced
by further tranquil sounds. The sea slowly erodes pebbles on a beach on
a distant foreign isle. Little fragments of stars pulse and dim within
the flickering of an eye. The cold fusion of a breath expelled in a frosty
December morn. All images invoked by the music. Immersing in the compelling
music reminded me that you didn’t need flash effects or over produced
and processed manipulated sounds to stir the emotions.
HDG have altered and changed their style dramatically but without compromising
their integrity and "‘Eurydice" is testimony to their
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