RUIN: SEEDS OF THE PAST
CDR: Bunkier Productions BV 
Ltd x 160
Of The Past
This rather raw recording from American folk artist, Terry Collia, who comprises In Ruin, is a collection of demo recordings with two bonus tracks added on this release from Bunkier Productions in a limited CDR edition of 160 copies. While remastered the album is far from perfect, yet it provides an interesting insight into an ardent musician as a confrere of Death in June's "Rose Clouds..." and especially Of the Wand and the Moon.
purely of vocals and acoustic guitar save for the cover of Current 93's,
'Oh Coal Black Smith', Terry Collia weaves mist veiled forms
with refinement and sullen expression. Collia's whispering voice coats
each track in a decayed splendour, like verdigris on brass, with his intricate
guitar work finding voice in subtle etude‚s and strength in rhythmic
candor. The cover of Current 93's, 'Oh Coal Black Smith' breaks
the dusky warmth of the first five tracks with harsh industrial rhythm
with the guest work of Alex Hathaway contributing to the pounding assault.
The last two bonus tracks on the album show a promise of things to come,
not to overlook a slightly better production, despite the stronger Death
in June familiarity on 'Twilight's Escape', while the last offering,
'Solace', breathes life into In Ruin's style with energetic electric
guitar solo phrasings.
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